Toyota is recalling close to a hundred-thousand Scion and Corolla vehicles.
Toyota announced on Wednesday that it has launched a voluntary safety recall on 97,500 Toyota Corolla and Scion cars sold in the United states.
The recall involves certain 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles, as well as 2008 and 2008 Scion xD vehicles – all equipped with 1.8 liter engines.
If these vehicles are driven in extremely cold conditions there is a possibility that the moisture on the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) port may condense and seep into the brake system vacuum port, where it could freeze and cause partial braking failure.
According to the Toyota press release, they’ve only sent the recall notice to 19 states because it only occurs in very low temperatures. Perhaps they’re hoping everyone else will just refrain from driving outside of their state during the winter months.
We’ll post more about this tomorrow when the official NHTSA press release comes out. Until then, call Toyota if you have questions about this Scion / Corolla recall:
Toyota – 1-800-331-4331
Scion – 1-866-70SCION (707-2466).