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Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million Vehicles: Sticking Accelerator to Blame

Posted in Recalls, Toyota by Kurt Ernst | January 22nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

In addition to the 4.2 million vehicles recalled last year, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is voluntarily recalling an additional 2.3 million vehicles for ‘potentially sticking accelerator pedals’. Which, presumably, could cause ‘potentially horrific and fatal accidents’ if not addressed.

Per Toyota, the accelerator pedals can stick at half throttle or return too slowly to idle. Models affected by the recall are:

2009 – 2010 Toyota RAV 4
2009 – 2010 Corolla and Matrix
2005 – 2010 Avalon
2007 – 2010 Camry
2007 – 2010 Tundra
2008 – 2010 Sequoia
2010 Highlander

Toyota admits to ‘working on a solution’, which is bad news for owners of the vehicles involved in the recall, who probably ‘demand an immediate solution’.

Last year’s recall, for essentially the same issue, was blamed on the clearance (or lack of clearance) between the accelerator pedal and the floor mats. Toyota’s stop-gap solution was to have owners remove the floor mat on the driver’s side until the vehicle could be inspected by a Toyota dealer.

Toyota owners with questions on the current recall can call Toyota’s customer service line at 800-331-4331.

Source: Wards Auto

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