According to a report from The Associated Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into possible driver-side door fires in 2007 Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers. A total of 830,000 vehicles may be affected.

Six fires have been reported to NHTSA, all stemming from the door-mounted power window switch. Five of the fires are said to have been minor, with one resulting in the total loss of a Camry that burnt to a crisp before firefighters were able to respond.

It's important to note that this is not (yet) a recall. NHTSA opened an investigation on Monday, February 6, and a recall could potentially be announced depending on NHTSA's findings. Toyota has said in a statement that it is cooperating fully with the investigation.


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      Jerry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Same switch supplier as the Honda Fit that forced a recall for the same thing last year?
      tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      keep your toyota and honda i buy gm. for years we have been brainwashed by madison ave and consumer reports that the foreign cars were better. now it comes out so many recalls. maybe for years they hid the recalls.
        Ram-it
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tom
        Just a recap for you since you may have missed it - "Six fires have been reported to NHTSA, all stemming from the door-mounted power window switch." Six vehicles.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tom
        Look I am all for American cars...it is all I will own. But GM especially spewed out some utter trash for some time. I do not think it was being brainwashed at the time, but now, things are different. America is making quality cars again, and it will just take time for more people to notice.
      Leslie
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should check the Scion XB which is a Toyota product. It happed to our Scion
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hot stuff.
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      caddy-v
      • 2 Years Ago
      New theme song for Toyota commercials: "Come on baby light my fire" by the.............you guessed it ................The Doors
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        Will
        • 2 Years Ago
        @caddy-v
        Awesome.
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      jsdrift
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guess the governments Chevy Volt isn't doing so well so their going after Toyota again, for nothing...
        David MacGillis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jsdrift
        More like when the government found out how they had been boasting internally about getting out of a full and complete recall on gas pedals and floormats last time around they made it a little harder for Toyota to pull that ever again.
        Papi L-Gee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jsdrift
        Yeah! Let's stop that new '07 Camry from selling! Oh, wait...
      waatoyota821
      • 2 Years Ago
      For al of the peple who say Toyota is a bad company, and the cars are ugly, why dont you try to build a car yourself? Go TOYOTA!
        tgsid
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waatoyota821
        Toyota built good looking sports cars about 20 years ago. And then, after they discontinued the supra, their add line became "what a feeling". Yeah, a feeling of boredom.
        caddy-v
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waatoyota821
        Why would we want to do that since virtualy every other car maker is a better choice?
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      Harry & Fran
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yet another DANGEROUS SAFETY DEFECT from Japan's WORLD RECORD Holder for MILLIONS of SAFETY DEFECTIVE Vehicles===Toyota! Why take chance on these poorly designed,cheaply made,generic looking,poor performing japanese Yotas with their horrendous Record for Safety Defects, when you can purchase an American Owned/Produced vehicle with the highest (5-Star) safety rating, high quality,great looking,fine performing,excellent economy,and excellent re-sale value. By chosing American Owned/Produced vehicles your hard earned money stays in OUR COUNTRY to help OUR PEOPLE,ECONOMY,COMMUNITIES,and WAY OF LIFE---------DRIVE ONE!!
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        db025
        • 2 Years Ago
        Agreed. And it's not "xenophobic, white trash Americans," it's all those who gobble up anything and everything the liberal lame-stream American media dishes out to them without ever a though to using the technology available today to do even the slightest research on their own, or doing so, only look for support of their own prejudices. Charles Dickens toured the US in the 1840, and placed blame for American lack of GENERAL KNOWLEDGE directly at the foot of the American press. Since then our media has expanded to radio, TV and internet, and we are still among the most misinformed people on the face of the Earth. "Don't read the papers and be uninformed. Read them and be misinformed." Mark Twain.
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      Oh no guys... This means a 0.0000006% failure rate so far. LOL OMG TOYOTA SUX /sarcasm
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