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Old 08-30-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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RECALL on Toyota Corolla & Matrix

Just found this, thought I'd post it up for those with these kind of cars!!


Report Date : August 30, 2010 at 09:10 AMNHTSA Campaign ID number : 10V384000 Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): TOYOTA / COROLLA 2005-2008
TOYOTA / MATRIX 2005-2008
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATIONMfr's Report Date: AUG 26, 2010NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V384000 PE09054,EA10006
NHTSA Action Number: 2 Investigations found (View) Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLINGPotential Number of Units Affected: 1290413Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 COROLLA AND COROLLA MATRIX VEHICLES. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) FOR THE SUBJECT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE ENGINE AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRACK MAY DEVELOP AT CERTAIN SOLDER POINTS OR ON VARISTORS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD.Consequence:
THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WARNINGS AND CONSEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEFECT. THE ENGINE WARNING LAMP COULD BE ILLUMINATED, HARSH SHIFTING COULD RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START, OR THE ENGINE COULD SHUT OFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. AN ENGINE SHUTOFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PRODUCTION NUMBER OF THE ECM AND REPLACE THE ECM IF NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA WILL MAIL AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER 2010 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS DEFECT AND RECALL. THIS INTERIM NOTIFICATION WILL INFORM OWNERS THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTIFICATION WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO HAVE THE FREE REMEDY PERFORMED ON THEIR VEHICLE. A SCHEDULE HAS NOT BEEN SET FOR THE FUTURE NOTIFICATIONS. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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