Thousands of 2019 Corolla Hatchbacks Need a New Transmission

It’s pretty rare for a car that’s less than a year old to need a new transmission, and yet … here we are. Toyota has recalled the 2019 Corolla Hatchback because at least 3,400 of them have CVTs that are expected to fail.

”The problem is the torque converter that can fail in the CVT and cause the car to lose motive power at any speed.”

Because there’s no fix, Toyota needs to replace the whole transmission and let’s just say they were not prepared for that situation. To buy some time, the automaker isn’t planning on sending recall notices until mid-February.

Live look at Toyota HQ

Usually a car’s first recall is for a missing tire label or a loose connection somewhere. If this is any indication of future problems with the Corolla Hatchback then batten down the hatches.