Toyota recalling 1.1M Corollas and Matrix over stalling fear

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MikeMike

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http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/26/official-toyota-recalling-1-1m-corolla-and-matrix-models-over-s/

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Toyota has been in the hot seat this year for its high-volume safety recalls, has issued yet another action that covers its 2005-2008 model year Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks. Approximately 1.13 million vehicles are affected by a problem which could cause the 1ZZ-FE 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine to stall. Three accidents have been reported thus far, though Toyota hasn't confirmed that these incidents were indeed caused by this engine stalling issue.

To fix this problem, Toyota will replace the engine control modules on the recalled vehicles starting in mid-September. Owners will be notified by mail in the coming weeks and the service will be provided at no charge.

This is not the first time this year that the Corolla and Matrix have been the subject of safety issues. In early 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated almost 750,000 2009 and 2010 model year vehicles for a potential steering issue, and Toyota provided a free fix for customers. An official recall was not issued, though, as Toyota maintains that this problem is not a safety concern.

Wonder when the Vibe will be recalled by GM... or is the ECM programmed differently?
 

PricklyPete

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Toyota is on a roll. I can't help but think they are recalling everything they think might possibly cause a problem to "get them out of the way" while they are already in the crap seat.

Hey, at least they are recalling stuff now.
 

zerocool84

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This is what I told people years ago. Once they get so huge, their quality has to go to shit and as you can see, all their quality sucks.
 

dainthomas

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Geez, first they complain the cars won't stop, now they complain the cars won't go. You just can't make some people happy.
 

Paperlantern

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Toyota is on a roll. I can't help but think they are recalling everything they think might possibly cause a problem to "get them out of the way" while they are already in the crap seat.

Hey, at least they are recalling stuff now.

Yeah, they could just be Apple and deny it, and tell the people they were driving it wrong. Then give you a seat cover for free...
 

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From what I understand, the problem was caused by Delphi, who manufactures the ECUs.

"Toyota had attributes the problem to improper manufacturing of the vehicles engine control module by the Delphi corporation. The defective ecus allowed cracks to develop on the circuit board, causing the engines to stall or fail to start"
 
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