Just days after a recall of 2.3 million vehicles in North America due to the possibility that the accelerator pedal could stick, Toyota Motor Europe has announced a similar recall of up to 1.8 million cars. The latest recall affects eight of Toyota Europe’s best selling models including the Auris, Avensis, Aygo, Corolla, iQ, RAV4, Verso and Yaris. The recall is specific to model built from February of 2005.
“We understand that the current situation is creating concerns, and we deeply regret it,” said Toyota Europe CEO Tadashi Arashima in a statement. “We would also like to reassure customers: the potential accelerator pedal issue only occurs in very rare circumstances. The announced action is a preventive measure aimed to guarantee the highest safety standards to all customers.”
Toyota has said that no Lexus models are affected.
Sale and production of the above mentioned models will not be suspended as Toyota says it has already begun to use new parts that will eliminate the possibility of a problem.