Toyota Motor Corporation — Toyota Corolla MZEA12

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

What are the defects?

The vehicles are equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assembly that uses a torque converter to transfer engine power from the engine to the transmission.
There is a possibility that, due to an error in the manufacturing process, some of the torque converters may have been inadequately assembled.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle is frequently operated in higher load conditions, such as under rapid acceleration from a low speed, the torque converter may fail and potentially cause a loss of motive power. Loss of motive power while driving could increase the risk of an accident and injury to vehicle occupants or other road users. In the event of a serious accident this may result in death.

What should consumers do?

Toyota Dealerships will contact owners of affected vehicles to notify them of the recall. Once parts become available Toyota will again advise by recall notification letter to the registered owners last known address requesting the owner make an appointment at their preferred Toyota Dealer for replacement of the Torque Converter and CVT Assembly free of charge.

Consumers who require more information can contact their preferred Toyota Dealer or contact the Toyota Recall Assist Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm AEDT).

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Toyota Dealers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 August 2018 - 1 October 2018

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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