The all-new Toyota Corolla is being recalled in Australia due to potential failure of the torque convertor inside the vehicle’s CVT assembly.

Toyota Australia has announced the recall of 2640 Toyota Corolla 2.0L petrol engined vehicles (Model No. MZEA12R) produced from August 2018 – October 2018. According to Toyota, 1100 of the affected vehicles are still with the company and will be fixed before delivery to customers.

In a statement to the media, Toyota Australia said that due to a manufacturing issue “the blades of the pump impeller in the torque converter may detach, causing damage to the torque converter and potential loss of motive power”. Losing power while driving could be catastrophic. 
According to Toyota, replacement parts won’t be available in Australia until the first half of 2019 but that rectification work will be carried out free of charge. It will take 10 hours to complete. The Japanese car maker said there have been no reported incidents in Australia.

For further information and to find out what they should do until replacement parts arrive in the country, owners are urged to contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366.

In addition, Toyota noted the hybrid Corolla and the C-HR were not involved in this recall as their transmissions are not the same as that in the 2.0L petrol Corolla.


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