Toyota Recalls 2010 Corolla

The paint hasn't dried yet on the 2010 Corolla and the parent company sees itself forced to recall it in the United States. The reason is that certain models feature an incorrect applied label that can easily become unglued and detach from the driver sun visor. Obviously, such a glitch, if we can really name it so, can't have too serious consequences, others than the driver not seeing the label anymore.

Nevertheless, "Toyota is recalling certain model year 2010 Corolla vehicles for failing to comply with the requiremets of Federal Motor Vehicle safety standard no. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection"", it is mentioned in a notification published on the official website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"The airbag label installed on the driver side sun visor can separate from the surface of the visor," it said. "This does not meet the standard requirements."

In case you're really afraid of the serious consequences that can happen - are there any? - you can contact Toyota or the NHTSA. However, the recall is expected to begin on or before October 15, 2009 and dealers will inspect the label and attach a new one free of charge.

Toyota's Corolla was the most popular model produced by the Japanese manufacturer and sold through the United States Car Allowance Rebate System. Toyota's Corolla leads the top, followed by Honda's Civic and Ford Focus. Toyota completes its three entries in the top five with the Camry, ranked fourth and, strangely enough, Prius, which only manages to snatch the fifth place. Toyota was the car of choice for 18.9 percent of CARS buyers, according to official figures.
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