Toyota Recalls 1.33M Corollas, Matrixes
Their engines may stall
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2010 4:29 PM CDT
A 2007 Toyota Corolla sedan and Matrix wagon sit on the lot at a Toyota dealership in Denver.   (David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Toyota recalled 1.33 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks in the US and Canada today because their engines may stall, the latest in a string of quality problems at the Japanese automaker. The recall covers vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years. Three accidents and one minor injury have been reported, though Toyota said a link to the engine issue has not been confirmed.

Corollas and Matrixes equipped with 1ZZ-FE engines may contain a defective engine control module, the computer that regulates the performance of the engine. Separately, General Motors is recalling 200,000 Pontiac Vibes in North America because of the same problem. The Vibe is similar to the Matrix and was built under a joint venture between Toyota and GM.