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Pay attention, Toyota drivers: a safety recall has been launched involving approximately 539,000 Corolla and Matrix vehicles in America.

The recall applies to ’03 and ’04 Corolla and Matrix models with power windows (manual window model owners are safe). Toyota says the driver and front passenger door glass bolts have been coming loose and coming off.

Notifications will be sent to owners in late April, and all repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
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  1. Are the Toyota being recalled are assembled in the USA?!,if so 'Toyota' deserves it,too many US fols are either 'Tipsy' or on 'Weed' (loco weed),even while at work!. never mind while driving!!!

  2. First off Baghdadi, let it go, this is not a place to start bashing the American working class.

    Second off, this is great! Maybe now people will start seeing that even the MIGHTY Toyota has issues, it's not just a Ford, Chrysler, GM thing. But it's amazing that it's not getting the "Big Story" on the news, like the domestics get when they recall a car for anything.

    Congrats Toyota, welcome to the big time........

  3. "Second off, this is great! Maybe now people will start seeing that even the MIGHTY Toyota has issues, it’s not just a Ford, Chrysler, GM thing."

    Of course it would be better if they did not have to do the expensive recall. BUT the major point of this story is that they DID the recall, while in the past the big 3 would get their high-priced lawyers and do a cost-benefit analysis and if it made sense NOT to fix the problem, they would take the risk and NOT fix it.

    This is NOT the "Toyota Way".

  4. Is there a similar problem with the Pontiac Vibe?

  5. No Toyota just brushes it under the table and hopes no one notices. Yeah Gm Ford and Chrysler just pay off the lawyers. Thats why they have so many compair to the imports.. Don't think so. Toyota is no better than any of the other makers. So don't go praising them for being better. If anything they are probably worst at hiding stuff. Also these are 03 and 04 cars. I wonder how many people had to pay to get these things fixed before Totyota had to do this recall.

  6. Cars are extremely complex creations and I'm surprised how few problems they have. However, I would not own a Toyota if you gave it to me; problems or not. I agree, Toyota is a master at keeping this stuff under the radar. Remeber the sludge problem?

  7. It amazes me that people can justify Toyota's recalls becaue they are "coming forward with the issues"...What a load of BS. Even if Ford, GM, Chrysler, or anyone else had a huge recall like this and came forward quickly and did the recall, folks out there would still say "what horrible quality".

    News Flash, Toyota is run by humans just like the rest of the auto industry, and they all make cars with issues.

    And BTW, Ford, Chrysler, and GM have all done recalls without the lawyers fighting it off. But those are domestics, and noone likes the domestics I guess.....

  8. I specifically watched the network news the night of the recall announcement last week to see if it would be reported. It was NOT reported by ABC, CBS or NBC. Yet when Detroit automakers have much smaller recalls, it usually is reported.

  9. Amen, Kurt, Wayne K. Didn't Toyota recall more cars than it sold back in '06? If GM had done such a thing, don't you know we'd hear about it for weeks, maybe months. Toyota must spend more on advertising than the others.

    Oh, and let's not forget the recent huge buyback of Tacomas...

  10. "Toyota 2009 Corolla"

    I hope they also look into the 2009 Corolla, too. They have steering problems, too.

  11. "2009 Corolla Steering Problem"

    Any word on a service campaign for the problem with the steering yet?

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