TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Toyota Canada Inc., today announced that it
will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 136,000
2005-2008 Model Year Toyota Corolla and 64,300 of the same model year
Corolla Matrix vehicles sold in Canada to address some Engine Control
Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured. No other
Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in this recall.
On vehicles equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive, there
is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on
the electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive
voltage (varistor), on the ECM's circuit board. In most cases, if a
crack occurs at certain solder points or on certain varistors, the
"check engine" light may illuminate, harsh shifting could result, or the
engine may not start. In a small number of cases, should cracking occur
on particular solder points or varistors, the engine could stop while
the vehicle is being driven.
Toyota Canada is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this
condition in Canada.
Toyota is committed to responding to the needs of our customers quickly
and efficiently as well as ensuring that they are completely confident
in the safety and reliability of their vehicles.
As part of the recall, the ECM on involved vehicles will be replaced at
no charge to the owner. Beginning in mid-September 2010, Toyota will
mail an interim notification to advise owners of this recall. A second
notice will be sent when replacement parts become available to complete
repairs. Owners who have previously paid for replacement of the ECM to
address this specific condition should refer to the owner letter for
reimbursement consideration instructions.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the
exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus cars, SUVs and
trucks, and Toyota Industrial Equipment. TCI's head office is in
Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and
Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.
SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information:
Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8. Additional vehicle safety information is available at www.toyota.ca