Torrance, California – Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. has launched a voluntary safety recall of approximately 95,700 Toyota and Scion vehicles sold in the U.S.
The recall affects certain 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla and Matrix vehicles equipped with 1.8-litre engines, as well as 2008 and 2009 Scion xD vehicles. If the vehicle is operated in extremely low ambient temperatures, there is a possibility that condensed moisture from the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) port may seep into the brake vacuum port and freeze. Should this condition continue, ice may slowly accumulate at the port and, in extreme cases, plug the vacuum port, gradually decreasing power assist to the brakes.
The company is informing owners in 19 states that experience extremely low ambient temperatures. Toyota will install a newly-designed intake air connector, which relocates the brake system vacuum port. No other Toyota vehicles are affected.