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Local Dealer Reacts to Latest Toyota Recall Over Possible Fire Hazard

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) — Toyota is recalling 7.4 million vehicles including certain Camry’s and Tundra pickups.

The automaker says the vehicles, all from model years 2007, 2008 or 2009, may have faulty driver’s side window switches. They can stick and possibly catch fire if treated with certain lubricants.

Toyota said the repair will be done for free at any dealership and should take about an hour.

This is just the latest in a long list of Toyota recalls over the last three years. It began with a rash of unintended sudden accelerations blamed in part on faulty pedals.

Bryce Piper, Lia Toyota’s General Manager said Toyota has been committed to improving safety since. And that this latest recall is for cars made before that time.

“After the first major recall, Toyota, as I said, has been very proactive,” said Piper. “They want to take care of it as soon as possible to take care of the customers.”

Erika LaChance who owns a 2004 Toyota Sienna said though that nothing can convince here to buy another Toyota.

“We get recalls all the time in the mail,” said LaChance. “I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even open them. We’re just trying to get a new car.”

Recalls or not, many Toyota owners are staying loyal.

“I like the way Toyota drives,” said Toyota owner, Cathy Kalenkowitz. “I like the mileage I get. The buttons are very accessible. I’m a short person. I like the height of the seat. I like everything about it.”

To check if your car is on the recall list, go to Toyota’s website or call your local dealer.

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