Toyota Working On Accelerator Problems, Recalls 2.3 Million Vehicles

Toyota says it's still working to develop a solution to a problem with accelerator pedals that has prompted a recall of 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota says the gas pedal mechanism can wear down, causing the accelerator to become harder to press, slower to return, or -- in some cases -- stuck.

The recall includes the Camry, Corolla and Avalon models. It comes just months after the Japanese automaker recalled 4.2 million vehicles over concerns that accelerator pedals could become lodged under floor mats. That problem was blamed for several crashes, including one that killed four people.

A Toyota spokesman says the company isn't aware of any accidents or injuries due to the latest problem. John Hanson says the recall "came together very quickly," and said Toyota will soon be contacting owners directly about the matter.

The recall affects the 2005-2010 Avalon, the 2007-2010 Camry and the 2007-2010 Tundra, the 2010 Highlander, the 2008-2010 Sequoia, the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla and the 2009-2010 Matrix.

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