Posted on 27 Aug 2010
After receiving more than 1,000 complaints from consumers about stalled vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. has issued a recall of 1.1 million Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles from the 2005-08 model lines sold in North America.
According to Toyota, the recall is intended to allow the manufacturer to address some engine control modules that may have been improperly made.
Cracks may develop at solder points or on the electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive voltage -- in some cases stopping the engine while the vehicle is being driven, said Toyota.
The announcement today raises Toyota recalls since November 2009 to about 12.3 million vehicles worldwide and 10.5 million in the United States, most for sudden acceleration, Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons said.
This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was upgrading its investigation of the Corollas.