Toyota has instructed its dealer network to temporarily suspend the sale of eight models covered under the most recent recall for sticking accelerator pedals. The suspension includes such popular models as Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Matrix, Avalon, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia.
With the above mentioned vehicles no longer being sold Toyota has also decided to suspend their production while it take measures towards ensuring newly manufactured models are produced properly and without the potentially deadly defect. Manufacturing facilities affected include Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Canada where the Corolla, Matrix and RAV4 and produced; Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana where the Sequoia and Highlander are built; Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky – Line 1, where the Camry and Avalon and assembles; Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. which also builds the Camry and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas where the Tundra is assembled.
“Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company,” said Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter. “This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We’re making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.”
Carter did not comment on when a fix would be in place or how long sales of the eight models and their associated production would be suspended.
Toyota recently announced a recall of 2.3 million vehicles for a potential sticking accelerator pedal. This latest recall comes just months after an even larger recall for 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus models which Toyota says could have a sticking accelerator pedal due to improperly installed accessory floor mats.
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