Toyota Australia have issued a recall notice for one of their brand new vehicles over concerns with the transmission.

The recall applies to the new-generation Corolla hatchback fitted with the 2.0-litre petrol engine with concerns that the CVT-equipped models could have faulty transmissions.

“This recall is due to a problem with the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assembly,” read a press release from Toyota.

“There is a possibility that due to a manufacturing error, the blades of the pump impeller in the torque converter may detach, causing damage to the torque converter and potential loss of motive power.”

The affected models were produced between August 2018 and October 2018, with the number of vehicles affected believed to be sitting at 2640.

Toyota has said that about 1100 of the affected Corollas are already in the company’s possession and that the issue “will be rectified prior to being delivered”.

Anyone who may own one of the affected vehicles is being told to bring their car to their nearest Toyota dealership where the part will be replaced free of charge.


However, replacement parts aren’t expected to be available until the “first half of 2019”. Affected owners will be notified when the parts become available.

“Toyota dealers will remove and replace the CVT and torque converter on all affected vehicles, which will take approximately 10 hours to complete. This will be carried out free of charge,” said Toyota.

Anyone seeking further information should call 1800 987 366.

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