As many as 830,000 Toyota sedans and crossovers could be involved as federal safety regulators open an investigation into reports of fires in the driver’s side doors of the maker’s popular Camry sedan and RAV-4 crossover.
Six fires have so far been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the problem appears to be linked to problems with the power window switch in the driver’s door.
The investigation focuses on Camry and RAV-4 vehicles sold during the 2007 model-year. It is uncertain whether the problem could expand to other models. Toyota has a practice of sharing underlying parts and components – such as switches and controls — in a wide variety of products as a result, the maker’s recalls often extend to a number of different models from a particular model-year resulting in extremely large recalls.