Toyota Motor Corp.
is recalling 97,500 Corolla and Scion vehicles due to the potential of
ice accumulating on the cars’ brake systems and making it difficult for
drivers to slow down in cold conditions.
The recall is in place for the 2009 and 2010 model year Corolla, Corolla Matrix and 2009 model Scion xD vehicles.
If driven in extremely low temperatures, ice may accumulate at the
braking port on the affected vehicles and decrease braking power.
Toyota claims that this defect can lengthen the distance needed to
Because the condition is only a risk in extremely low temperatures,
the recall applies to 19 states known for their cold winters: Alaska,
Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota,
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.