TOYOTA RECALL: Faulty Transmissions Could Increase Crash Risk

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21 December 2018

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Toyota has announced a recall of thousands of Corollas over concerns of faulty transmissions.

The fault could see an increase in the risk of crashes.

Affected cars include roughly 2,640 Toyota Corolla 2.0L petrol engine cars produced between August and October this year.

The recall notice was published by Toyota this week, with a 'manufacturing error' regarding the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assembly a chance of increasing the risk of a crash.

"The blades of the pump impeller in the torque converter may detach, causing damage to the torque converter and potential loss of motive power," the statement said.

"Loss of motive power while driving could increase the risk of crash."

For anyone with an affected vehicle, Toyota Dealers will replace the CVT and torque converter at no cost.

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 2,640 Toyota Corolla 2.0L petrol engine vehicles (Model No. MZEA12R) produced from August 2018 – October 2018. Approximately 1,100 of these vehicles are currently with Toyota Australia and will be rectified prior to being delivered to guests. This recall is due to a problem with the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assembly. There is a possibility that due to a manufacturing error, the blades of the pump impeller in the torque converter may detach, causing damage to the torque converter and potential loss of motive power. Loss of motive power while driving could increase the risk of crash. Replacement parts are presently being arranged with anticipated availability in Australia in the first half of 2019. Toyota dealers will remove and replace the CVT and torque converter on all affected vehicles, which will take approximately 10 hours to complete. This will be carried out free of charge. There have been no incidents or injuries in Australia as a result of this condition. For further information, please contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline in 1800 987 366.

- Toyota recall statement

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