Today we bring you some big news from Japan where Toyota has issued a global recall for no less than 7.43 million cars because of faulty power window switches. This represents the biggest car recall since 1996 and it affects 2.47 million vehicles in the U.S., 1.4 million cars in China, 1.39 million units in Europe, 650,000 cars in Australia and Asia, 490,000 units in the Near and Middle East, 240,000 cars in Canada, along with an additional 330,000 vehicles in other regions of the world.

Subject to inspection and repair are 14 models in Toyota’s lineup, including the Corolla and Camry. This huge number of vehicles recalled is the equivalent to 93 percent of the cars that Toyota sold in 2011. The latest recall comes after the ones in 2009 and 2010 when the Japanese automaker recalled more than 10 million cars because of defects related to unintentional acceleration.

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