Toyota to recall 82,000 cars in Japan

TOKYO: The transport ministry says Toyota Motor Corp. will recall more than 82,220 Vitz compact cars in Japan due to a faulty window switch.

Ministry official Kazumi Furukawa said Wednesday the defective window switch could short out due to excessive lubrication, possibly causing it to catch fire.

The ministry has recorded 32 malfunction cases, including one fire, due to faulty window switches since 2007. No one was injured in the fire.

The recall in Japan will begin Thursday, Furukawa said.

Toyota's Vitz subcompact, which is marketed overseas as the Yaris, is one of Japan's top-selling cars.