Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two reports of fires are linked to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running. Some vehicles were recalled for more than one problem.

Toyota Undaunted By Massive Global Recall

The recall of 7.43 million vehicles, spanning more than a dozen models sold around the world produced from 2005 through 2010, include the Camry, the top-selling car in the U.S. “We are not proud of recalls. But there is nothing wrong with recalls per se. Hiding anything would be the problem,” said Shigeru Hayakawa, a senior executive.

Toyota Recalls 7.43 Million Vehicles Globally

The recall affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010. The power-window switch on the driver’s side didn’t have grease applied evenly during production, causing friction in the switch and sometimes smoke, according to Toyota.