Toyota has announced a worldwide recall of 6.5 million vehicles to fix a power window defect.

The vehicles in question were produced between January 2005 and December 2010.

The automaker said the repair is to the power window switch in models including the Yaris/Vitz subcompact, Corolla and Camry. Other models subject to the recall are the Matrix, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion xB.

Toyota said modules in the power window master switch may have been lubricated inconsistently during the manufacturing process. Debris caused by wear from the electrical contact points can accumulate and cause a short circuit. That in turn could cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt, and potentially lead to a fire, it said.

Credit Karen Kiley