August 26th, 2010
01:36 PM ET

Toyota announced voluntary safety recall for Corollas

Toyota has announced a "Voluntary Safety Recall" on Certain Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix Models, has confirmed.

The company says the recall is to address some “Engine Control Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured.”

The voluntary recall is for the approximately 1.13 million 2005-2008 model Corolla and Corolla Matrix models sold in North America.

No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in this recall, the company says.

There are three unconfirmed accidents alleged to be related to this condition, one of which reported a minor injury, the company says in its press release.


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  1. Betty

    I love my Toyota Corolla and I have had it three years with no trouble except for maintenance. So if there is a recall, I will just go get it fixed. Geezzzzzzzz

    August 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. redhound1

    Toyota as well as Nissan, Honda, etc. make good cars. There is a near religious cult of Toyota buyers believing Toyota makes the most trouble free cars in the world. What they didn't know is that Toyota didn't have recalls because they didn't tell the NHTSA of problems. They hid them from everyone. So the "quality" of Toyota was really about the same as everyone else. Now Toyota recalls get major press because of past cover-ups. Karma is **tch! By the way I am a current and past Ford owner, (love them!) and also Subaru, also (love them as well!). My cars last because I maintain them and don't drive like an idiot. Most cars made in the last decade will last just as well if you just maintain them. Follow the damn service recommendations and don't buy crappy parts!

    August 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Yep first it was (1) Driver error then (2) floor mats then (3) sticky pedals then (4) engine computer then back to driver error.

      The fact is that Toyota hid defects from customers and even did repairs – unknown to customers – when the cars were is the garage for other items. Toyotas are not better build than Fords and the newer GM products, it's just that their issues were being severly under-reported.

      If you drive a car made by a non-US automaker, don't complain about the US economy then !!

      August 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • turbogodz

      well said

      August 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debbie Jordon

    I have a 2005 Corolla that gets 40 miles to the gallon on the highway and have never had a problem with it. Also, my husband bought his second Toyota about a year ago. He's had no problems with either one of them. I think I'll stick to the brand that works.

    August 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dawg

    Toyota imports over half of the cars they sell in the U.S.

    August 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • DAVE

      You "lie badly.' Corolla's and Camry's are made in Georgetown, Kentucky. This is the car in question. The other cars Toyota makes aren't relevant to this issue.

      August 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PaulMofATL

    Toyota has just dumbed itself down to be like their American counterparts.

    Probably at the advice of their beancounters to cut costs.

    August 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MyCorolla

    If the ECM is whats keeping my Corolla from reaching 200 mph, then i better get it fixed. I have to unlock its true power.

    August 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. phani9

    Hm. Now this has become a never ending story.

    ITs time to buy a FORD or a German car, the cheaper ones being VW.

    August 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marcrates

    I don't think it's right to slam Toyota as if the domestically owned manufactures don't have recalls of their own. However, I do believe that GM and Ford have been unfairly condemned for quality issues that existed 20 years ago. They have been producing much more reliable vehicles, but the public perception in this country is completely skewed. Toyota definitely had a period where it seemed like they were getting a little too much people were making their cars out to be perfect. People are much more likely to verbalize the flaws of something with a bad reputation (GM, Ford), than they are to recognize the flaws of something with an inflated good reputation.

    August 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. turbogodz

    i used to work where they build the camry's in georgetown ky They are junk we had one that we drove off the assembly line and the bumper fell off ha ha

    August 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mertoslim

    They don't make them like the use to, how about given the costumer their money back n taking the car back

    August 27, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |


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