View Full Version : 1ZZ-FE recall, Celica a question

08-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Given this covers Corollas and Matrixes (dammit, I want to type matrices) as early as 2005, I wonder if it also affects last-year Celicas.

Toyota recalls 1.13 million Corolla, Matrix cars
Affects 136,000 Corollas, 64,300 Matrixes in Canada
Last Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 10:49 PM ET Comments197Recommend64
The Associated Press

Toyota has recalled 1.13 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks — including about 200,000 in Canada — because their engines may stall.

It's the latest in a string of quality problems at the Japanese automaker.

The recall issued Thursday covers vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years sold in North America, including 136,000 Corollas and 64,300 Matrixes in Canada.

Three accidents and one minor injury have been reported, though Toyota said a link to the engine issue has not been confirmed.

The automaker said vehicles with 1ZZ-FE engines may contain a defective engine control module, the computer that regulates the performance of the engine. In some cases, a crack may develop on the module's circuit board, which could prevent the engine from starting, harsh shifting or an engine stall.

Toyota said it will replace the engine-control modules on the recalled vehicles at no charge. It will begin mailing notifications to customers with affected Corollas and Matrixes starting in mid-September.

Toyota has recalled more than 10 million vehicles worldwide over the past year for a range of problems, including faulty gas pedals, floor mats that can trap accelerators and braking problems in its Prius hybrid.

U.S. federal regulators have been investigating the possibility of engine stalls in the Corolla and Matrix models since December and intensified their probe earlier this week.

Toyota shares fell 28 cents to $68.78 US.

08-27-2010, 11:40 AM
i had a friend with a corolla that had a bad ecm. very common and they replaced it under warrenty before the recall

08-27-2010, 04:53 PM
I am sure it does include the Celica, just the numbers were far less than the Matrix/Corolla's so the news release didn't mention specifically.

I bet this doesn't cost them a whole bunch anyway, probably just swap out the defective chip/board/electronics with good ones and send them back out to the field.

08-27-2010, 09:38 PM
From what i've heard it does not include or affect the Celica, the Celica ECU is different, and not and problem prone as the others.

08-28-2010, 02:08 AM
+1 to what V3 said. From everything I've seen at work so far it's only the Corolla/Matrix.

08-28-2010, 08:52 PM