Approximately 3,400 model-year 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback cars are being recalled due to issues with the torque converter. There is a possibility the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) could fail, which could result in a loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota is currently obtaining parts and will begin notifying owners by first-class mail starting in mid-February. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the direct-shift CVT with a new one containing a new torque converter.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.