Recall Notice: Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million More Vehicles for Sticking Accelerator Pedal

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Recall Notice: Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million More Vehicles for Sticking Accelerator Pedal

Toyota continues to suffer from recalls with the Japanese automaker just announcing a recall notice for an additional 2.3 million vehicles. Recently Toyota recalled 4.2 million vehicles for a gas pedal that could get stuck due to incorrect placement of accessory floormats. This recent recall is for actual accelerator pedals that could stick.

“In recent months, Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats,” said TMS Group Vice President Irv Miller. “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. Consistent with our commitment to the safety of our cars and our customers, we have initiated this voluntary recall action.”

Toyota did not give a date by which owners of vehicles would be notified, but has said that anyone with questions should call Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Models affected by this latest recall include:

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

Models not affected include: the Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser select Camry models including all Camry hybrids. There are also no Scion or Lexus vehicles involved in this recall.

Official release after the jump:

Toyota Files Voluntary Safety Recall on Select Toyota Division Vehicles for Sticking Accelerator Pedal

• Lexus and Scion Models Not Affected • Filing Addresses Isolated Customer Complaints • Separate From On-Going Recall Involving Floor Mat Pedal Entrapment Issue
TORRANCE, Calif., January 21, 2010 — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, today announced it would recall approximately 2.3 million vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals on specific Toyota Division models. This action is separate from the on-going recall of approximately 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or out of place accessory floor mats. Approximately 1.7 million Toyota Division vehicles are subject to both separate recall actions.
“In recent months, Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats,” said TMS Group Vice President Irv Miller. “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. Consistent with our commitment to the safety of our cars and our customers, we have initiated this voluntary recall action.”
Toyota’s accelerator pedal recall is confined to the following Toyota Division vehicles:
• 2009-2010 RAV4, • 2009-2010 Corolla, • 2009-2010 Matrix, • 2005-2010 Avalon, • 2007-2010 Camry, • 2010 Highlander, • 2007-2010 Tundra, • 2008-2010 Sequoia
No Lexus Division or Scion vehicles are affected by this recall action. Also not affected are Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser and select Camry models, including all Camry hybrids.
The condition is rare, but can occur when the pedal mechanism becomes worn and, in certain conditions, the accelerator pedal may become harder to depress, slower to return or, in the worst case, stuck in a partially depressed position. Toyota is working quickly to prepare the correction remedy.
In the event that a driver experiences an accelerator pedal that sticks in a partial open throttle position or returns slowly to idle position, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes. The brakes should not be pumped repeatedly because it could deplete vacuum assist, requiring stronger brake pedal pressure. The vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location, the engine shut off and a Toyota dealer contacted for assistance.
Toyota will continue to investigate incidents of unwanted acceleration and take appropriate measures to address any trends that are identified.
Toyota owners who have questions or concerns should contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Kathryn F. McCann

    What should I do if I have a recall on my vehicle? I did not see that information listed. Kathy

  • lee jordan

    After many years of wanting an avalon. Such a nive car, but I don’t feel safe right now. I have not received any recall info and my local dealer(Sand Mt. Toyota) just about laughed in my face when I inquired about the repair. How soon will I get a letter and the repairs be done. This is a big liability for Toyota and sad, but I need to feel safe and have to consider the safety of my family.

  • carmen diaz

    What about a car that I bought in Peru, toyota corolla 2008-2009, please let me know, what can I do?

  • Yaris 2007 owner

    CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10323361

    Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    Details: I WAS DRIVING MY 2007 TOYOTA YARIS ON MARCH 30,2010 AROUND 1600 HRS AND THE ACCELERATOR STUCK IN THE FULL THROTTLE POSITION AND CAUSED A COLLISON AFTER THE BRAKES FAILED TO HOLD THE VEHICLE BACK FOR APPROX 200 FEET DOWN THE ROAD. WHEN A GOOD SAMARITAN STOPPED THE ACCELERATOR WAS STILL STUCK FULL THROTTLE AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO SKID OFF THE ROADWAY INTO A DITCH WHERE IT TRAVELED DOWN THE DITCH COMING TO REST AGAINST A LARGE BOULDER. I SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION AND KNEE AND HIP PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMPACT. I AM WISHING TO REPORT THIS INCIDENT SINCE YARIS HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED IN ANY OF THE LITERATURE I HAVE FOUND PRINTED BY TOYOTA. MY VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED AT BRYAN EASLER TOYOTA IN HENDERSONVILLE NC AND HAD 50000 MILES ON IT AND IT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY ALL MAINTENANCE HAS BEEN PERFORMED AT THIS LOCATION AND THEY SHOULD HAVE ANY RECORDS YOU REQUIRE. YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 1
    Fail Date: 03/30/2010 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 4/1/2010

  • yaris2007 ower

    my car have the same way sticking accelerator i did call dealer from toyota they said do not have recall that happen ,have to fix your own cost for the car,

  • yaris2007 ower

    happen too me but i did call toyota dealer they said you have to fix by your own cost ,that do not faire

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