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Monday, 24th August 2009
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Toyota announce car recall in China

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has announced a large-scale recall over a problem with one of its models.

In total, 688,314 Camry, Yaris, Corolla and Vios vehicles made at the company's two plants in China are being recalled after a problem with a faulty electric window switch was revealed.

Cars made between May 2006 and December 2008 are the models affected by the window system problem.

A spokesperson from Toyota said that the use of too much lubricant in the car's electronic controls could lead to windows opening and closing on their own or problems with systems short-circuiting.

Huang Zherui, an analyst at global industry consultancy CSM Worldwide, told Reuters that despite the scale of the recall, the issue will not pose major problems for Toyota.

"Still, there will be some impact for the short term," he said.

Toyota is the world's largest car manufacturer but has recently seen a negative impact on its business due to the recession in Japan and the global economic downturn.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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