Toyota Recall: Eight Models Pulled Over Accelerator Pedal
Toyota has temporarily suspended the sales of eight of its models in Canada and the U.S. Less than a week ago, Toyota recalled 2.3 million of its vehicles over a sticking accelerator pedal. The most up-to-date Toyota news is that the company is suspending the sales of the affected models to fix accelerator pedals that stick. The sticking accelerator pedal was in rare instances mechanically sticking in a partially depressed position without the presence of a floor mat. It is estimated that Toyota's recall list affected two million cars in the U.S. and 270,000 cars in Canada. Toyota is now shutting down five of its production lines to assess and coordinate activities.
Here are the Toyota models suspended as part of the recall:
- 2009-2010 RAV4
- 2009-2010 Corolla
- 2009-2010 Matrix
- 2005-2010 Avalon
- 2007-2010 Camry (hybrids excluded)
- 2010 Highlander
- 2007-2010 Tundra
- 2008-2010 Sequoia
No Lexus Division or Scion vehicles are affected by these actions. Also not affected are Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser and select Camry models.
Toyota issued a statement on their website, explaining the situation.
“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.”
Toyota's stock was down 2.8% at the end of the day today.