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Corollas sold in Malaysia has no recall
02 September 2010 - UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd has issued a statement regarding the Toyota recalls in the US. The following are extracts from the press release they’ve emailed us, and you can find the press release in full after the jump:
- Toyota Motor Corporation Japan has confirmed that the Toyota Corolla models in Malaysia and other regions are not affected by the power steering issue, as different components are used compared to the American market models.
- UMW Toyota says they have received no complaints on power steering for this Toyota Corolla model in Malaysia.
- The Toyota Tacoma driveshaft problem does not affect Malaysia as it is not sold in Malaysia and is completely different from the Hilux pick up sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd., and uses different driveshaft parts.
- All Toyota Camry models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by the Toyota Camry power steering hose and front brake tube inspection.
No worries, folks. Toyota Corollas sold in Malaysia are safe and do not suffer from a manufacturing flaw that led to over one million Corolla and Corolla Matrix being recalled in the United States recently.
Local Toyota distributor UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd said it has received confirmation from Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, that all Corolla models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd were not affected by the recall plaguing US Corolla owners.
In the United States, Toyota is recalling 1.13 million 2005-2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles.
On vehicles equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive, there is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on the electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive voltage (varistor) on the Engine Control Modules 's circuit board.
In most cases, if a crack occurs at certain solder points or on certain varistors, the check engine may illuminate, harsh shifting could result, or the engine may not start. In limited instances, if cracking occurs on particular solder points or varistors, the engine could stop while the vehicle is being driven.
There were three unconfirmed accidents alleged to be related to this condition, one of which reported a minor injury.