Toyota has announced a voluntary recall covering approximately 10,000 cars in the United States. Affected models include the 2013-14 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2013-14 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid, and the brand new 2014 Corolla.

The problem, as Toyota explains it, is that, "During manufacture of the wiper switch assembly in the involved vehicles, certain contacts on the switch terminal could have been manufactured incorrectly." This could lead to a short in the circuit when the wiper switch is moved between "off" and "mist," and thus, cause the windshield wipers to stop working. Not good.

Toyota will contact owners via first class mail, and the vehicles can be repaired at dealerships, free of charge. Have a look below for the automaker's official statement.
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Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall to Replace Wiper Switches

TORRANCE, CA October 10, 2013 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it will conduct a non-compliance recall involving approximately 10,000 Model Year 2013 – 2014 Camry, Camry Hybrid, 2013MY Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and 2014MY Corolla vehicles to replace the wiper switch.

During manufacture of the wiper switch assembly in the involved vehicles, certain contacts on the switch terminal could have been manufactured incorrectly. This could lead to a potential short if the wiper is moved from OFF to the MIST setting. A short can cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail to return their vehicles to a Toyota dealer for replacement of the wiper switch.

Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-433


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      whataricky
      • 1 Year Ago
      My Camry and Corolla wipers work great. It was the pos chevy s-10 that had circuit boards go bad over and over for the wipers not working. Nice safety recall from GM, NOT! At least Toyota is being proactive now about any quirks the machines may have.
        Titansfan1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whataricky
        Yes they have been real proactive leading the auto industry in recalls.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Titansfan1967
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          whataricky
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Titansfan1967
          Actually your domestic three have had way more recalls than any asian brand. That same UI gas pedal issue was also recalled by GM because they use the same manufacturing co. Guess you missed that on your daily news huh?
          tylermars.design
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Titansfan1967
          http://www.nbcnews.com/business/toyota-tops-2012-recall-list-3rd-time-4-years-1B7877285 here you go whataricky. (you just have to throw some facts in people faces........although they will still say that water is pink.)
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Titansfan1967
          Proof please Ricky to back up your claim.
        Billy Farmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whataricky
        i like the unattended acceleration recall they were forced to do, toyota oh what a feeling when your car hits another car lol....
          whataricky
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Billy Farmer
          Lawsuits are still finding the operator of the vehicle as the problem. Not the cars themselves. Just like your comment below. So narrow minded to see the truth that people are to blame. I guess in the history of the automobile, Toyota is the only one you think has had or been forced to announce a recall campaign.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whataricky
        Oh please if Toyota was never exposed they would still be hiding recalls and calling them tsb's. It's ok to take off the Toyota blinders for just one minute.
        randeedermer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whataricky
        Hey, if that's what it takes to justify your purchases of average vehicles, more power to rationalizations.
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh my, if this were only a Ford or GM recall, the comments would be flying about stupid domestics that can't get anything right. But, wait, it's a Toyota! There must be some mistake! No way a Toyota is less than pure perfection!
        Billy Farmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        no no toyota is never wrong,. all the drivers are to blame dont you know that lol.
        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        The lemmings do believe too strongly in Toyota.
      Billy Farmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      every time I see a picture of a toyota esp the camry I am taken back by the fact they all look outdated in style. like the camry looks like a 1995 toyota camry... the corolla looks like a 1988 dodge colt ... wow really toyota you should hire better designers...
      anto needo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Two things... 1). I know the domestic brands have way more recalls than Toyota so why do I only hear about the recalls from Toyota? 2). Is it just me or have there been far more recalls since Toyotas have started being manufactured in the US?
        Renaurd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @anto needo
        Toyota has far more recalls than any other automaker. The reason they are having more is because they were caught doing in-house repairs and not reporting them to the NHTSA, they were fined millions for cheating. Now they are being watched and have to abide by the same rules the other manufacturers were following all along. Toyota's sterling reputation for quality was built on a giant lie, they were no better than any other company and in most cases not as good. Now that the curtains have been pulled and the lie exposed, Toyota is being shown for what they really are, less than sterling,.....much less.
        randeedermer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @anto needo
        Help me to understand why Toyota has had the most recalls of any manufacturer four of the last five years. So, in answer to your question, it's because they have so many. As per your second question, the answer is yes, but you probably need to spend more time thinking and less writing. The reason more Toyotas are being recalled is because more are being sold in the US. Write me if you have more simple questions that require a mere bit of thinking.
          riserburn99andre
          • 1 Year Ago
          @randeedermer
          Also you forget they had to stop the TSB lies. So not that there are more per se but they can't cover up little things anymore because they will be fined and people will find out in a negative fashion
      DarkKnight67
      • 1 Year Ago
      And once again, it never happens to them.
      v8eater
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lots of Toyota haters on here. But It\'s natural, they always come out to talk down the top companies. Look at Apple for example so many haters but yet Apple makes the most money on handsets of any company and is the most profitable company in the world. Some people don\'t have anything better to do then talk **** on the people/companies on top. That\'s why those people are so angry and unsuccessful.
        The Friendly Grizzly
        @v8eater
        How does Apple making the most on handsets verify their quality?
          v8eater
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Friendly Grizzly
          Lol I never said that. And as far as quality they use the best materials and have the best craftsmanship of almost any phone. Even the Apple haters know this.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Friendly Grizzly
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      normc32
      • 1 Year Ago
      These are 2014 cars and they are still engineering them poorly? How long can they keep doing this? Toyota is continued to contract to the lowest bidder or they just plain are cutting cost since last decade.
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