Investigation into Toyota Corolla Defects Intensifies

By | Product Liability, Social Security Disability

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has intensified its investigation into stalling problems with the 2005-2007 Toyota Corolla and Matrix. The NHTSA began investigating complaints in November 2009 as part of a “preliminary investigation.” As of August 18, 2010, the probe has been upgraded to an “engineering analysis,” which can be a step toward a recall. A recall is a pretty clear indication of a defective product. At present, the investigation involves 1,101 consumer complaints that the engine can stall at any speed and refuse to restart. Toyota has informed the NHTSA that it has approved 4,211 warranty claims for…

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