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Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in In The News, TG Roundup

Help on Toyota Recall For Sticking Accelerators

[Via – ConsumerReports]

In the ongoing saga of Toyota recalls, the company last night recalled another 2.3 million vehicles for potentially sticking accelerators. This recall is separate from, but in addition to, the company’s recall of 3.8 million vehicles last fall for issues that could result in uncontrolled acceleration.

Notably, this recall adds models not included in the original advisory, including the Highlander, RAV4, and Sequoia. No Lexus or Scion models are included with this recall. (There are approximately 1.7 million vehicles that are impacted by both recalls.)

Toyota Motor Sales Group Vice President Irv Miller has stated in a company release, “Our investigation indicates that there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.”

Toyota does not yet have a remedy to deploy, and further notification is expected.

Models involved in this new action include:

  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2009-2010 RAV4
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • 2007-2010 Tundra

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4 Comments

  1. congrats.

    • KP, Congrats? You have no idea what you are talking about, right? 🙂

      When your kid gets the license, for several months and even years all you have is anxiety.

  2. My son just got his license to dive. For the first time since he got his license we allowed him to drive on his own today. He took the Camry Hybrid. I wasn’t worried about it as long as I was driving it. Now, I am worried.

  3. Very useful post and video. Thanks KP.