Another Recall for Toyota? More accelerator woes

By now, it should be common knowledge that Toyota recalled 3.8 million vehicles in late 2009 over floor mats that can cause a car’s gas pedal to become stuck, causing unwanted acceleration.  While this recall affects the same pedal, it’s for a different set of vehicles, and has a different cause.  The total number of cars in this recall is 2.3 million.  Read on for more details.

In the case of the vehicles affected by this recall, due to wear on the gas pedal, it can become stuck or return to its normal place slowly, both leading to unintended acceleration.  It’s interesting to see that no Lexus or Scion vehicles are affected, but some of the cars listed below are in both recalls.  In the case of the accelerator pedal not returning to its idle position, Toyota recommends drivers use firm and steady pressure on the brakes to stop the car, and to not “pump” the brake pedal, as this can lead to a loss of braking power.  Park the car in a safe place and call your Toyota dealer for assistance.

Here’s the list of affected vehicles:
• 2009-2010 RAV4
• 2009-2010 Corolla
• 2009-2010 Matrix
• 2005-2010 Avalon
• 2007-2010 Camry
• 2010 Highlander
• 2007-2010 Tundra
• 2008-2010 Sequoia

by John Suit

Source: Toyota; Image Source: AutoBlog


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