Toyota Australia has announced a recall of around 300,000 models models as part of the global recall of 6.5m units announced on Wednesday.

The Australian recall list includes Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger [Highlander], RAV4 and Yaris [Vitz] models built between August 2005 and August 2006 and January 2009 and December 2010.

"This recall is a precautionary measure and is due to the power window master switch potentially being manufactured with an insufficient amount of grease," the automaker said in a statement. "If insufficient grease was applied, under certain conditions the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt. In the worst case, a melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire.

"Toyota Australia is still assessing the impact on the Australian market, however it is expected that less than 300,000 vehicles will be involved. There have been no reported accidents or injuries in Australia."

The Australian unit acknowledged the latest recall follows a previous campaign in October 2012 relating to the power window master switch but said: "Motorists involved in the previous campaign will not be impacted by this recall".

Dealers will inspect the power window master switch circuit board and apply heat-resistant grease to the switch. If the switch is already demonstrating signs of malfunction, the circuit board will be replaced. The work should take about an hour.

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TOYOTA ANNOUNCES RECALL RELATING TO POWER WINDOW MASTER SWITCH

Toyota Australia has announced a recall on certain Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, RAV4 and Yaris vehicles built between August 2005 and August 2006 and January 2009 and December 2010.

This recall is a precautionary measure and is due to the power window master switch potentially being manufactured with an insufficient amount of grease.

If insufficient grease was applied, under certain conditions the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt. In the worst case, a melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire.

Toyota Australia is still assessing the impact on the Australian market, however it is expected that less than 300,000 vehicles will be involved. There have been no reported accidents or injuries in Australia.

This recall follows a previous campaign in October 2012 relating to the power window master switch. Motorists involved in the previous campaign will not be impacted by this recall.

Toyota will notify impacted owners and ask them to make an appointment at their preferred authorised Toyota dealer. Toyota dealers will inspect the power window master switch circuit board and apply heat-resistant grease to the switch. If the switch is already demonstrating signs of malfunction, the circuit board will be replaced.

Toyota dealers will perform required rectification free of charge to the vehicle owner. It will take approximately one hour for dealers to conduct this recall repair.

For further information, customers can contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366 or visit www.toyota.com.au.

Original source: Toyota Australia