TORONTO (Ontario) December 19, 2018 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year Corolla Hatchback vehicles in Canada. Approximately 973 vehicles are involved.

In the involved vehicles, there is a possibility the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) could fail. Under certain conditions this could result in a loss of motive power. Loss of motive power while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash.

For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the Direct Shift-CVT with a new one containing a new torque converter not affected by this issue at no cost to customers. Toyota is currently preparing the remedy. Known owners of all involved vehicles will receive direct notification via first-class mail beginning in late January 2019.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting Toyota.ca/recall and entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).

 

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Media Contacts:

Jennifer Okoeguale
Consultant, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
jennifer_okoeguale@toyota.ca

Michael Bouliane
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
michael_bouliane@toyota.ca