Toyota Recalls Vehicles Over Safety Concerns

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 2,640 Toyota Corollas.

The vehicles being recalled are the Toyota Corolla 2.0L petrol engine vehicles (Model No. MZEA12R) produced from August 2018 – October 2018.

A statement on the company's website said 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" the statement said.

There are no warnings or symptoms of the issue, however, if the problem occurs, owners may experience noises from the transmission.

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

Replacement parts are being arranged by the company and will be available in Australia in the first half of 2019.

Toyota dealers will remove and replace the CVT and torque converter on all affected vehicles for free, which will take approximately 10 hours to complete.

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.