Toyota Recall: Corolla and Matrix
Toyota Recalls 1.13 Million More Cars: Matrix & Corolla Sedan
Toyota has announced its 15th recall within a year, this time affecting the 2005-2008 Corolla Sedan and Matrix. The voluntary recall is based on defective electronic engine control units, which can cause the affected vehicles to stall or fail to start.
Owners of the latest batch of recalled Toyotas will start to receive notices in September. The recall affects vehicles sold in the US and Canada.
Earlier Toyota Recall stories:
- NHTSA: Driver Error Causing Toyota Crashes
- Pontiac Vibe Included in Toyota Recall
- 8 Toyota Models Recalled for Accelerator Pedal
- Toyota Recall Extended to China
In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into complaints about stalling on the 2006 Corolla and Matrix. The safety agency began a new inquiry, known as an engineering analysis, last week and broadened its range to include the 2005 through 2007 model years.
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.
HARSH SHIFTING COULD RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START, OR THE ENGINE COULD STOP RUNNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.