Toyota GB have registered a recall on their RAV4, Yaris and Auris models with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA). The recall affects 138,000 vehicles in the UK and includes vehicles built between September 2006 and December 2008.
The electric window switch controls the windows for the driver and passengers, and may, over time, begin to feel uneven or notchy when it is operated, eventually becoming inoperable. Use of commercially available lubricants could lead to overheating or melting of the switch assembly.
There has been one reported case in the UK. There are no reported accidents related to this issue. And Toyota say the problem will be fixed free of charge.
In a statement Toyota said:
"Toyota places the highest priority on customer safety and the quality of our vehicles. We are constantly monitoring the performance of our vehicles through a variety of sources"