Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback vehicles equipped with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). The pump impeller blades within the torque converter may detach, especially when driven under high load, potentially causing a vehicle stall.
Toyota has notified owners, and dealers will replace the CVT and torque converter, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed on January 28, 2019 to notify owners about the issue. A second letter will be sent when the remedy is available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J17/J07.