Kiwi Corolla owners unaffected by huge US recall

Kiwi Corolla owners unaffected by huge US recall

Toyota New Zealand has announced that kiwi Corolla owners are unaffected by a recall of late-model Corolla vehicles in the US.

Over in the States, approximately 1.13 million vehicles are affected by a problem which could cause the 1ZZ-FE 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine to stall. Three accidents have been reported in America, so far, though Toyota hasn’t confirmed that these incidents were indeed caused by this engine stalling issue.

Here in NZ, Paul Carroll, General Manager of After Sales for Toyota New Zealand, says no Corollas in New Zealand — including Japanese imports — are fitted with the electronic control module used in the US market.

“The potentially faulty electronic control module used the US market is supplied by a different manufacturer than those in New Zealand vehicles. No vehicles here are affected and owners can have confidence in their Corollas.”

Mr Carroll says Toyota in the US will replace the control modules on affected vehicles, which could malfunction and cause harsh gear changes, or in the worst case, stalling.

Toyota New Zealand has announced that kiwi Corolla owners are unaffected by a recall of late-model Corolla vehicles in the US.

Over in the States, approximately 1.13 million vehicles are affected by a problem which could cause the 1ZZ-FE 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine to stall. Three accidents have been reported in America, so far, though Toyota hasn’t confirmed that these incidents were indeed caused by this engine stalling issue.

Here in NZ, Paul Carroll, General Manager of After Sales for Toyota New Zealand, says no Corollas in New Zealand — including Japanese imports — are fitted with the electronic control module used in the US market.

“The potentially faulty electronic control module used the US market is supplied by a different manufacturer than those in New Zealand vehicles. No vehicles here are affected and owners can have confidence in their Corollas.”

Mr Carroll says Toyota in the US will replace the control modules on affected vehicles, which could malfunction and cause harsh gear changes, or in the worst case, stalling.

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