Toyota to recall 7.4 million vehicles

One of the region's biggest car makers is recalling 7.43 million vehicles across the US, Japan and Europe.

It's because of a faulty power-window switch that may stop working in more than a dozen models produced between 2005 and 2010.

The Japanese car giant, who have a plant in Derby, said today that the switch on the driver's side did not have grease applied evenly during production, causing friction in the switch and sometimes smoke.

No crashes or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem.