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Toyota Car Fires: Big Problem?

An investigation has been launched by federal safety regulators into reports of fires in the driver’s side doors of 2007 Toyota Camry sedans and RAV-4 crossover SUVs.

The vehicles have not been recalled, well, yet anyway. As many as 830,000 vehicles could be affected. Is that why a recall hasn’t been initiated? There have already been six reports of fires. Though they have not received an Information Request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Toyota says they will fully cooperate with the agency in its efforts to investigate these allegations.

Toyota’s reputation has taken a hit over the years, most recently in 2009-2010 when it had to issue a recall for some 10 million vehicles around the world, for a series of technical problems.

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