Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander, 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4, 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris

2009ToyotaCorollaRecall

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.3 million Toyota vehicles including model-year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris

The Problem: Electrical connections to a spiral cable assembly can be damaged when the steering wheel is turned. This could lead to the driver's airbag being deactivated, failing to deploy in a crash. If this damage occurs, an airbag warning light will illuminate in the instrument cluster.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly with an upgraded version.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners by mail, but no date has been given for when the notices will be sent. Concerned owners can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

More Recalls

Manufacturer photo

Comments 

Skankzilla

This is a recall? Please. Chrysler has had clockspring problems for decades.

Peppy

Skankzilla, my family have owned Chryslers my whole life and we've never had any issues with the clocksprings and I'm on all sorts of Chrysler related forums for years and I haven't seen any body seeking help about the clocksprings.

Tony

Peppy,
this is funny. Forget the springs. My first car was Chrysler. It will be easier to tell what didn't go wrong with it.

Skankzilla

Peppy,

You probably can't find it on the forums because they're too overrun with the thousands of other typical problems they have.

J

Peppy,

"(nobody) seeking help about the clocksprings"...

That is probably because they are all dead because the airbag did not deploy...

boeingboy

How is it that every discussion ends up with how bad domestics are and how great imports are? I currently have a 2005 Toyota Matrix and a 2002 Jeep Liberty. Other than a window regulator, the Jeep hasn't had any problems. Prior to the Jeep, I had a FourRunner. In the first month, the oil pump seized and the engine had to be replaced. At five years, everything with the word clutch failed; transmission clutch, brake clutch master cylinder and fan clutch…which was traded for the Jeep.The Matrix, was in the shop multiple times the first year because of suspension and alignment issues. January it was some sort of sensor, last week it was the HVAC regulator. The last time I posted a comment like this, I was ripped to shreds. I'm not saying that some makes are better than others, I'm just reporting my experience. All machines will fail at some point, they're all made by human hands.

K

↑ Perfect example of pot calling kettle black...

Nick

I own a 2010 Toyota matrix. The vehicle pulls to the right. Was told to bring in to a "dealer" and have the vehicle "reset" to the specs(by computer?) Brought it in today. Received no paperwork, they were done in 10 mins. Is this a scam?

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com