The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the Toyota fire probe by 600, 000 Camry vehicles, to a total of 1.4 million units.
According to the feds, 600,000 units of the Toyota Camry vehicles, manufactured between September 2006 and August 2008, have been added to the fire probe because of the same power window master stitch design, and even if engineering analyses are often closed without a recall, this problem might not go away on itself unless it is solved in the old trip back to the local dealers who will probably inspect and replace the parts for free, if needed.
Toyota and the NHTSA have both received reports of nine injuries and 161 crashes because of this problem, along with another49 warranty claims of fires or “thermal events”, as the feds are naming them. However, no lives have been lost until now due to this issue. The expanded probe is now affecting the 2007-2009 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Yaris and 2008 Highlander Hybrid SUV. About 830,000 models of the 2007 Camry and RAV4 vehicles have been investigated in February by the NHTSA and the action recently expanded to 1,424,747 units. The Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in the United States over the past decade.