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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

TOYOTA RECALLS 2003-2004 COROLLA, COROLLA MATRIX AND PONTIAC VIBE

We reported this recall earlier at recallr.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
PONTIAC / VIBE
2003-2004
TOYOTA / COROLLA
2003-2004
TOYOTA / COROLLA MATRIX
2003-2004
Manufacturer : TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date : APR 09, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V162000 NHTSA Action Number: EA08004
Component: VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 662178
Summary:
 TOYOTA IS RECALLING 662,178 MY 2003-2004 COROLLA, COROLLA MATRIX AND PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER WINDOWS. THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER DOOR GLASS BOLTS MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF, CAUSING THE DOOR GLASS TO SEPARATE FROM THE WINDOW REGULATOR. DUE TO THE COMPONENTS BECOMING LOOSE AND POSSIBLY RATTLING, AN ABNORMAL NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE DRIVER AND /OR FRONT PASSENGER DOOR WHEN OPERATING THE POWER WINDOWS.
Consequence:
 THE DOOR GLASS MAY SEPARATE FROM THE WINDOW REGULATOR, BIND AND SHATTER DURING OPERATION OF THE POWER WINDOWS, CAUSING DRIVER DISTRACTION AND/OR INJURY.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER DOOR GLASS BOLTS WITH NEWLY DESIGNED BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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