The recalled vehicles pertain to the brake cylinders. On its website, Toyota said in some cases, a small amount of brake fluid can leak from the brake master cylinder and as a result, braking performance may gradually decline. If the small amount of break fluid does leak into the brake booster, it can trigger a brake warning light, which will then deliver a spongy brake pedal feel, and possibly reduce braking performance.
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Corolla and Matrix cars carrying defective engine control modules that could cause the vehicles to stall. In the past year, Toyota has recalled over 10 million vehicles mostly for unintended acceleration.
Toyota said that dealers will replace the brake master cylinder cup with a newly-designed unit at no charge. Owners will be notified of the campaign in early November.
Meanwhile, Chrysler, Dodge, and Volvo have issued recalls for a number of vehicles with two possible defects involving airbags and steering assemblies.