As we predicted in our article a few days ago (Toyota still riding out the storm) Toyota has announced another recall in the US and Canada involving more than one million Corolla and Matrix models made between 2005 and 2008 with potentially faulty engine control systems.
The Japanese car manufacturer said three unconfirmed accidents were “alleged to be related” to the problem, one of which resulted in a “minor injury”.
Last month, Toyota recalled 700,000 cars worldwide and has now recalled around 10 million in the past year.
The two recalls in July were due to steering and engine problems, while those earlier in the year were because of sticking accelerator pedals.
The problem with what Toyota calls the models’ engine control module may result in a crack in solder points or on some electronic components.
If a crack appears, the engine may not start or, “in limited instances, the engine could stop while the vehicle is being driven”, the carmaker said.
“This recall is an example of our commitment to standing by our products and being responsive to our customers,” said Steve St Angelo, Toyota’s chief quality officer for North America.
“Our goal is to help ensure that Toyota drivers are completely confident in the safety and reliability of their vehicles