Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 3,424 model year 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchbacks equipped with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT).
The pump impeller blades within the torque converter may detach, especially when driven under high load, potentially causing a vehicle stall.
A vehicle stall, especially when driving a high rate of speed, can increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Toyota has notified owners, and dealers will replace the CVT and torque converter, free of charge.
An interim letter was mailed on January 28, 2019, to notify owners about the issue. A second letter will be sent when the remedy is available.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J17/J07.