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. Hank

    Geez, I am certain that it is time to buy domestic now! This is getting ridiculous!

    August 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me, myself and I

      Are these toyotas made in the US or outside the US?

      August 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dexter

      Made in the USA for sure!

      August 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I suppose you don't realize how many recalls there are, including domestic. What you're seeing now is a selection of a specific manufacturer's dirty laundry being displayed for everyone to see. Doesn't mean domestic cars aren't getting same amount of recalls.

      August 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • The_one

      Domestic? You mean the cars made in Mexico?

      August 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • B

      Something like 90% of all cars sold in the US are built here, no matter the brand name

      August 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buy US

      Made in the USA with imported parts.

      August 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poorspecimen

      Aww not really, it's just that the US manufactured vehicle defects were either buried by their bankruptcies or the media.

      August 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leo

      oh stop your complaining......there is always something wrong with EVERYTHING you buy. lame....

      August 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • DAVE

      Most Corollas and Camry's are made in Georgetown, Kentucky, pal, so they are domestic.

      August 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • See_and_and

      the supplier of the part was delphi based out of troy michigan

      August 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike

    Toyota has one of the lowest labour cost than any of the major domestic or foreign car manfacturers. I guess you get what you paid for 🙂

    August 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      That doesn't make any sense. Lower labor costs allow for more money put into their cars.

      August 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • The_one

      If t=you think the labor is cheap in the U.S, think again. Most Toyotas sold in USA are made in the U.s.

      August 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Actually, the cars are not made in the USA, they are assembled in the USA, all the parts and components come from over seas.

      August 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Don

    I'm hard pressed to understand if this is Toyota finally dealing with stuff it wouldn't deal with before in a preemptive move, or Toyota dealing with this stuff because the NHSTA now has it bad for Toyota.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dexter


      August 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timothy Mojonnier

      In my opinion, Toyota previously stonewalled the NHTSA and public over various quality issues, such as the sticky accelerator pedals that caused unintended acceleration. As a result, the company got a lot of bad publicity, which caused a loss of goodwill. Toyota is simply trying to get ahead of the curve in their attempt to try to regain the trust that was broken with the public. In fact, in some ways, Toyota and Tiger Woods have shown similar behaviors:


      Timothy M Mojonnier

      August 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Liz

    Toyota is the worst company ever!

    August 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      We both know that isn't true.

      August 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RearViewMirror

    This years alone, there have been more Domestic Car Recalls than Foreign. See mycarstats dot com

    August 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      May not be true but regardless, that is apples and oranges.

      You cannot compare them because the domestics may have had twice as many models for sale. So twice as many recalls makes them equal. Think about it.

      August 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RearViewMirror

    In the last 30 days, there have been 10 times more Domestic Cars Safety recalls than all Foreign models combined. See mycarstats dot com slash auto_recalls_last_30_days dot asp

    August 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim B

    Ahh hell, well at least its not an American recall.

    August 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jim P

    1,130,000 vehicles and 3 unconfirmed accidents that MAY be related to the issue? There were probalby many more parking lot fender benders related to these vehicles than that. GET A GRIP AMERICA!

    August 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Virginia

    Toyotas last longer than most american cars

    August 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Is that before or after they are recalled and fixed?

      August 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • zigzag

      I'm sure your joshin

      August 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. george

    piece of crab!

    August 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toah

      piece of crab? where? in your teeth?

      August 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Shaun Clay

    Nissan should learn from the recalls of Toyota and recall the Altimas that shut off automatically in traffic, people have probably die because of this, but they are ignoring the problem. There was a recall for this, but it didn't fix the problem. –2005 Nissan Altima

    August 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. shawn

    Toyota Owners need to buy mandatory Life Insurance, Toyota sucks period!

    August 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ipb

    Toyota is jus having a bad moment! But toyota vehicles ROCKS!! They are invensible!! Greatest SUV ever, my 2002 toyota land cruiser has 260,000miles and is and still solid as hell!

    August 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • shawn

      Yeah Ok just dont drive behind me with your pile of Junk

      August 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ralph

    I really believe Toyota has learned from their earlier mistakes and is now making a concerted effort to correct any perceived defect. I own two Toyota's and admittedly was a quite concerned when the whole host of recalls first emerged. Rest assured, Toyota makes a quality automobile. However I also believe at least one domestic auto maker, Ford, really gets the concept of what the general public needs in automible – Value and reliability. Ford never took the buyout. Instead, they retooled thier inventory and I believe last quarter produced a significant profit. They have come a long way from the days of the exploding Pinto!

    August 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • nissanman1

      Toyota sucks, had two camrys both with major Engine problems that later i found to be a commion problems
      millions complaints on the internet, about time someone make them do some recalls to fix all their faults!!!
      ill never touch Toyota product again

      August 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      @NissanMan: Your frustration with Toyota is clear, but your statement "about time someone make them do some recalls to fix all their faults" doesn't make sense since the article says Toyota has announced a "Voluntary Safety Recall". Perhaps we are using different definitions for the word VOLUNTARY.

      August 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Two

    Guess who made that ECU...... AC DELCO

    August 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dawg

      It's an ECM. Get it right.

      August 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dawg

      Where's your proof that AC Delco made it?

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