Toyota is not the only Japanese company issuing recalls. At the beginning of the year Honda started to contact all 171,372 UK owners of 2002-2008 Jazz models so that electric window master switches could be checked.
The master window switch in the driver’s door can malfunction when exposed to large amounts of liquid ingress, for example if the window is left open frequently or for long periods during heavy rain. Water and other fluids can cause the window switch’s circuit board to malfunction and prevent opening or closing of the window. In rare cases, the circuit board can overheat causing melting or smoke or, potentially, fire.
There have been no reported cases of a switch malfunction causing fire to a Jazz in the UK.
Not all of the cars recalled will need a replacement switch. However, all recalled cars will be fitted with a waterproof skirt to prevent further water entry.