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http://www.caradvice.com.au/2758/brand-new-corolla-suffers-first-recall/

This is from May this year

Brand New Corolla Suffers First Setback


Toyota’s all new Corolla has suffered an embarrassing blow without even making it to dealers showrooms. The all new Corolla has shipped from Japan with a faulty clip which holds the steering column in place.



Toyota says the problem was realized when the cars were examined by excited truck drivers.

“One of the truck drivers got into a car, pulled the telescopic steering column outwards and the clip fell off, allowing the steering column to drop down,” Toyota spokesman Mike Breen said.

You have to wonder, how does quality testing take place at Toyota’s factory in Japan? Are cars not inspected for basic faults prior to shipping?


Toyota says the faults have been found and the problem is being rectified. Whilst this has delayed shipping to dealers, it means that no unfortunate souls will find themselves with a broken steering column.

“Some dealers who were expecting their cars today won’t get them. We are making sure the clips are right, so the delivery may be delayed a couple of days.”


The corolla has been delayed, but not for long, expect the new car in showrooms by end of next week.


 

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This doesn't apply to the American version of the 09 Corolla, as it will be built stateside AND the article is Australian. I have 90K of hard driven miles on my 03 Corolla without a single hiccup, and I get 34 mpg REGULARLY in town.
 

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I believe that is correct AU models only.

Are these Corollas AU only or are the same ones going to be sold in the US?

This is a pic from a different news site, but which is the correct one that had the problem?:

 

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So it was the truck driver that was putting the cars on the trailer to haul them to the dealer lots. Maybe they need to hire this guy;).
 
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