Toyota Recalls Corolla, Matrix and Scion xD

Toyota Motor Sales USA today announced that it will recall approximately 95,700 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix and 2008 and 2009 Scion xD vehicles sold in the US after discovering that "condensed moisture from the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) port may seep into the brake system vacuum port and freeze," as the company said in a release.

"Should this condition continue, ice may slowly accumulate at the brake system vacuum port and in the extreme case, ultimately plug the vacuum port. As a result of the accumulation of ice, power assist to the brakes would gradually decrease and lead to lengthened vehicle stopping distances."

The malfunction only occurs in very low temperatures, the Japanese manufacturer said, and all affected clients will be notified via first class mail in early September. There are 19 affected states, as it follows: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Obviously, Toyota's dealers will conduct all repairs free of charge, with operations likely to take approximately one hour.

"Toyota dealers will install a newly designed intake air connector which relocates the brake system vacuum port," it said.

This is the second major recall of the week for Toyota, as the Japanese manufacturer is recalling 690,000 vehicles in China due to a glitch over the electronic window controls. The Chinese recall affects 384,736 Camry sedans, 245,288 Corollas, 35,523 Vios sedans and 22,767 Yaris.

The problem in question affects the driver's side window, whose electronic controls may short circuit due to the excessive amount of lubricant applied during manufacturing.
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