Toyota will fix transmission on up to 235,500 RAV4 vehicles

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

Warranties on about 235,500 RAV4 vehicles will be extended and steering complaints on up to 500,000 late model Matrix and Corollas in the US will be resolved by Toyota Motor Corp. Since Toyota does not regard these cases as safety issues, it is repairing the vehicles outside the channel for recalls monitored by US regulators.

In a notice sent to US dealers, a "harsh shift" or a dashboard light turning on to indicate a malfunction may be observed by drivers of 2001 to 2003 model year RAV4s that have automatic transaxles.

Those who own US Matrix and Corolla vehicles from model years 2009 and 2010 might notice a steering drift. Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons said that US Toyota dealers will repair the steering for owners who file a complaint, emphasizing that this isn't a safety issue but is about customer satisfaction.

Last February, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had started a preliminary probe into steering complaints on the Corolla and Matrix.

Back then, the NHTSA had received 168 consumer complaints that were linked to eight crashes and 11 injuries. Toyota clarified that the Corollas made in Japan and Europe used different parts for steering from the models sold in North America.

Lyons declined to give an estimate of the amount Toyota would spend for the repairs.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Usually, it is up to resourceful spy photographers to take clear pictures of vehicle prototypes, especially those that have aroused a lot of interest. The same is true for Project...
by - December 5, 2016
The much-anticipated debut of the new Wrangler will surely happen. As it approaches, we’ve gathered all the latest information released so far. Of course, most are expecting that the next...
by - December 5, 2016
Nissan has announced the pricing for its new commercial pickup line. So for those who have been waiting for Nissan’s official price list (plus a little more info), read on… ...
by - December 5, 2016
Sorry folks, the AMG-fied Mercedes-Benz X-Class will remain in the fantasy world. According to some news, the AMG big boss has finally spoken up about why an AMG X-Class is...
by - December 5, 2016
In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries