Toyota reaches $1 bn settlement, recalls 7.43 mn vehicles
But at the time it focused on just 830,000 Camry and RAV-4 models sold during the 2007 model year.
One can check one's call on the Toyota's recall web page.
The maker estimates the inspection and repair process will take little more than an hour and involves the dis-assembly of the master switch and, if necessary, the application of a special fluorine grease.
NHTSA has received more than 200 reports of problems involving the defective switch including fires, though there are no known crashes or injuries.
At least 39 similar problems were reported in Japan, where 460,000 Toyota vehicles were recalled.
Another 1.39 million vehicles are subject to the new recall in Europe, while the massive safety campaign also covers Australia, China and other parts of Asia and the Mideast.
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