By Dave Lee
About 337,100 Toyota Tundra pickups from the 2007-09 model years are part of a larger recall of 2.5 million Toyota vehicles. It’s one of the biggest recalls in history, and it's the automaker’s largest since recalling millions of vehicles for unintended-acceleration issues in 2009 and 2010.
In the affected vehicles, an irregular application of window-switch lubricant could cause components to wear unevenly during operation and deteriorate. Owners will notice a notchy or sticky feeling in the switch operation, Toyota reports. If owners attempt to use a commercial lubricant to fix the issue, the switch assembly could melt, leading to a possible fire. “We are not aware of any vehicle crashes for this condition,” the automaker said in a statement.
Toyota will begin notifying owners later this month, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply special fluorine grease. Toyota expects the repair to take about one hour. Owners can call Toyota’s customer service center at 800-331-4331 for more info.
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