2009 Pontiac VIBE Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Recall

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2009 Pontiac VIBE Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Recall

 NHTSA Recall #93389
NHTSA Compaign #12V491000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2009
 Date of notification05/11/12
 Begin date of manufacuring22/01/08
 End date of manufacturing19/12/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received10/10/12
 Report created10/10/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units2519424
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 camry, camry hybrid, rav4, corolla, corolla matrix, tundra, sequoia, highlander, highlander hybrid, yaris, scion xb, scion xd and pontiac vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.
 Consequence summaryIf the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their toyota dealer or the toyota customer experience center at 1-800-331-4331. General motors will contact the pontiac vibe owners affected by this recall and gm dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact pontiac customer care at 1-800-762-2737.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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