• fb_769265079 avatar Pat Posted: 8/4/2012 8:03pm PDT

    this happened to my boss's car when i was driving it, the door started smoking and I immediately stopped the car. The door didn't catch on fire though and we were both safe. What would having a recall do for us? because we use this vehicle for work and it is important for us.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 8/5/2012 4:08am PDT

    While there's still no official recall, the NHTSA probe has widened: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1077072_1-4-million-toyota-models-now-included-in-door-fire-probe

    Definitely let NHTSA know what happened. You can file a complaint here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

    You should also sign up for recall alerts: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/subscriptions/index.cfm

    And last, you should contact the dealer. Tell them that you're aware this is a widely reported problem, and ask what they can do to help. It seems like a recall may be imminent, and if your dealer is a friendly sort, s/he may repair the damage at little or no charge. However, until NHTSA identifies the problem, dealers won't be able to truly fix it.

  • jocelynone avatar jocelynone Posted: 7/26/2012 5:52am PDT

    This just happend to me this morning. I was on a business trip and leaving the airport. As I was about to pay my parking fee the driver side door started smoking and I saw a small fire starting to flare up on the driver's seat door by the window switch. I turned off the car and within 3 minutes the whole door was up in flames.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 7/26/2012 6:41am PDT

    Ack! Glad to know you're okay. Be sure to visit the NHTSA website and file a complaint! Start here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml

  • dizdarevices avatar dizdarevices Posted: 2/14/2012 4:51pm PST

    I don't know how important this may be in reference to Toyota Camry 2007 ,64000 miles ,recently(for last couple of month) I do experience difficulties in closing window that was previously open on driver side ,it resist closing properly ,window needs more power to close,prolonged engagement of electrical power may cause electrical circuits to burn or short circuit that may cause fire in driver side door ,

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 2/15/2012 4:06am PST

    Sounds like it could be a related problem, but we won't know for sure until the NHTSA finishes its investigation. For the time being, it might be best to use that window as little as possible and leave it in the "up" position.