Toyota Australia Recalls Corolla Vehicles To Replace CVT Assembly – Dec 20, 2018 – Aichi, Japan (Techreleased) – Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 2,640 Toyota Corolla 2.0L petrol engine vehicles (Model No. MZEA12R) produced from August 2018 – October 2018. 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.
Loss of motive power while driving could increase the risk of crash.
Replacement parts are presently being arranged with anticipated availability in Australia in the first half of 2019.
Toyota dealers will remove and replace the CVT and torque converter on all affected vehicles, which will take approximately 10 hours to complete.
This will be carried out free of charge.
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.