Toyota has recently announced a recall for several of its models in the United States because of a problem with the wiper switch.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2013 – 2014 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid will be affected by this recall, along with the 2013 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid and the 2014 Toyota Corolla. Owners of such vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the wiper switch solved.
The NHTSA says that some switch terminal contacts in the wiper switch assembly may have been produced incorrectly and, because of a short, which could occur if the switch gets moved from the “off” to the “mist” setting, the wipers could stop working. If this happens, visibility will be affected and the risk of a crash and / or injury will increase.
There are a total of approximately 10,000 units of the Toyota vehicles mentioned above which will be affected by this recall. Owners of these cars will be notified by the carmaker and they will be instructed to take their models to a dealership for a replacement switch. The recall is expected to begin soon but for any extra details, owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.