Monday, June 25, 2012

Consumers Fume as Their Toyotas Burn

Feds investigating fires in recent-vintage cars as consumers complain of no help from Toyota

By James R. Hood,

You wouldn't expect your car door to catch fire, but that's apparently what's been happening on some 2007 through 2009 Toyotas, according to federal safety regulators.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it has received 32 complaints of electrical fires or burned switches from fires that started in the driver's side door -- specifically in the power-window switch.

Some of the fires have been serious and have destroyed the entire car, although there is so far only one report of personal injury, which occurred when a passenger in a 2007 Camry tried to extinguish a door fire.

Read the entire article here.

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