The Toyota Corporation issued a recall today on more than 1 million Corolla and Matrix vehicles due to stalling issues caused by defective electronic control modules. Only North American vehicles from model years 2005 to 2008 were affected.
The recall has been issued in response to over 1,000 complaints and unconfirmed reports of three accidents, including one minor injury.
Cracks may develop at solder points and on an electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive voltage. Vehicles might experience a failure to start, harsh shifting, and stalling. The Check Engine Light may also come on. In some cases, the engine might stall when the vehicle is being driven.
Toyota plans to replace the defective engine control module on the affected vehicles at no cost to the consumer. Owners should receive notices about the recall starting in mid-September. Additionally, owners who have previously paid to have the engine control module replaced due to stalling should look at their owner letter for information about reimbursement consideration.
More information is available at www.toyota.com/recall and at the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.