JAKARTA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua)-- A total of 53,000 Toyota cars in Indonesia have been recalled due to faulty window switches, local media reported Friday.
The recall applies to Yaris, Vios, Corolla Altis and Camry models produced between 2006 and 2008, Toyota Astra Motor's marketing director, Joko Trisanyoto, said Thursday.
He added that the recall was part of the global recall of 7.43 million vehicles announced on Wednesday by Japan-based Toyota. "In Indonesia, we've identified that four models produced in Thailand in 2006-08, namely the Yaris, Vios, Corolla Altis and Camry, are probably having a problem with their master power- window switches,"Joko was quoted by the Jakarta Globe as saying. "To date, we haven't received any complaints regarding the problem in Indonesia. But there have been complaints in Japan,"he added.
Citing the results of an investigation by Toyota, Joko said a lack of lubrication used to smooth the master switch's movements was likely to blame for the problem, which was not with the driver ' s side window, but with the cars'three other windows.
According to him, Toyota Astra Motor, the sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in Indonesia, would soon ask local owners of the four cars to pay a visit to their nearest Toyota dealer. "Our dealers are preparing to make calls and are scheduling the checks,"Joko said.