25 November 2014 / Recalls
Following an announcement from Toyota Motor Corporation regarding a global recall of 400,000 Corolla, Yaris and Auris vehicles, Toyota New Zealand advises that only 137 Corolla vehicles sold new in NZ are involved.
Numbers of affected vehicles imported into New Zealand by third parties are yet to be confirmed and Toyota New Zealand is working with NZTA to identify any. In either case, Toyota New Zealand will provide any remedy required free of charge.
Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris says the recall is precautionary only, and there have been no reported instances of accidents or injuries related to this matter either in New Zealand or globally.
“As always, we will take any actions required to ensure our customers are taken care of. We have the details of each of the 137 affected vehicles and our team will be contacting every owner to advise them of how we will remedy this issue.
“This will involve taking their vehicle to their chosen Toyota dealer where the work will be carried out at minimal inconvenience and free of charge.”
In affected vehicles oil may accumulate in the intercooler due to insufficient air flow efficiency in the intake system. Under certain driving conditions the oil may flow into the combustion chamber and might cause engine damage. There are no known incidents due to this condition.
Anyone immediately concerned about their vehicle can contact Toyota New Zealand on 0800 TOYOTA or contact their dealer.