Summary Box: US regulators upgrade probe into engine stalling in 2005-2007 Corolla, MatrixBy AP
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Summary Box: US steps up Corolla stalling probe
THE INVESTIGATION: U.S. safety regulators have intensified their investigation into complaints of engine stalling in 2005-2007 Toyota Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks. The probe covers 1.8 million vehicles.
THE TARGET: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking at two possible causes behind the stalling: Improper coating on circuit boards and a crack in the surface of a glass coating.
THE REMEDY: Neither Toyota nor the government have announced a recall, though the latest probe will determine if there is a safety defect that needs fixing.