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Toyota Recalling Some Camry, Venza Models For Stop-Lamp Switch

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2011 Toyota Venza

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Toyota is recalling 186,500 vehicles—including some 2009 Toyota Camry models and some 2009-2011 Toyota Venza models—for an issue with the stop lamp switch that could cause a range of issues.

The description of the problem sounds simple: “During installation of the contact-type stop lamp switch on one of the North American assembly lines, silicon grease may have reached the inside of the switch and caused an increase in electrical resistance,” says Toyota, in a release. Although the assembly issue itself has nothing to do with stopping ability, the consequences could be wide-ranging: warning lamps on the dash; a shift lever that might not shift from 'Park;' stop lamps that don't work; or a failure for the vehicle to start.

Toyota is still waiting on the replacement parts, but it will notify owners of affected vehicles soon, via first-class mail. According to Toyota, the repair will take about 30 minutes.

For more information, go to, or call 800-331-4331.

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  1. This is pure Toyota BS, as a line worker who installs the brake pedal as well as the switch I can tell you first hand that this is a lie, there is no grease contact with the switch at all this is a lie to cover up the truth which is that the main problem with the switch is that it and the brake pedal assembly are very poorly designed.
    The switch is placed into a retainer on the brake pedal assy then it is pushed down and twisted to lock in place, however if the switch is pushed down too far the brake lights won`t come on and if it is not pushed far enough then the brake lights stay on, it`s that simple, the problem is that Toyota runs the line so fast it is hard to judge if the switch is depressed correctly.Nothing to do with grease!
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