Toyota Corolla and Matrix recall

Toyota Corolla and Matrix recall

August 26 2010 Transport Canada recalled 200,357 cars for an issue with a certain engine control module. The models affected are 2005 to 2008.

What is the danger?

Transport Canada advises, "On certain vehicles, the Engine Control Module (ECM) for models equipped with the 1ZZ-FE and two-wheel drive transmission 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. In most cases, if a crack occurs at certain points or on certain varistors, the engine warning lamp could be illuminated, harsh shifting could result, or the engine may not start. In limited instances, if cracking occurs on particular solder points or varistors, the engine could stop while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash causing personal injury.

What do I do?

Contact your local dealer to get the vehicle repaired. Toyota will provide detailed information and answers to questions are available at the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8.