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Toyota Corolla and Matrix 2005 2008 Recall 136,000 vehicles in Canada

Toyota Canada announces voluntary safety recall on certain Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix models to replace the engine control module

Toyota Canada Inc. announced today that it will launch a voluntary safety recall on approximately 136,000 vehicles Toyota Corolla 2005 2008 and 64,300 vehicles Corolla Matrix models of the same year, sold in Canada to remedy a problem at some control modules (ECM) that may have been manufactured incorrectly. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicle is concerned by this recall.

On vehicles equipped the 1ZZ-FE engine and front-wheel drive, there may be a crack formed on the printed circuit board ECM, at certain solder points or electronic component used to protect the circuits against overvoltage (varistor). In most cases, if a crack is formed at certain solder points or certain varistors, the light check engine may illuminate, gear changes could be suddenly or the engine may fail to start . In a few cases, if a crack forms on certain solder points or varistors some, the engine could stall while driving the vehicle.

Toyota Canada is not aware of any accident or injuries related to this situation in Canada.

Toyota committed itself to react quickly and effectively to customer needs and ensure that they have an entire confidence in the safety and reliability of their vehicles.

As part of the recall, the ECM of the vehicle concerned will be replaced without charge to the owner. As of mid-September 2010, Toyota will mail a preliminary notices to inform owners of this recall. A second notice will be sent when the spare parts will be available to allow to perform the repairs. The owners who have previously paid for replacement of the ECM to remedy this specific abnormality will pray to refer to the letter of advice addressed to the owners to know to follow the instructions to request a refund.

Customers can obtain detailed information and answers to their questions from the Centre of Customer Interaction Toyota 1 888-TOYOTA-8. Other information is available regarding the safety of vehicles on the site www.toyota.ca

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