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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  • by HEHEHE on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:14 PM
    How about them apple's now toyota has suspended all sales of their vehicles. I think that is a first for any car maker. They don't even know how to fix the problems. Glad I don't own one.
  • by Alice Location: Winterville on Jan 23, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    Toyota's are for bland people that like bland cars. There quality and materials are slipping while everyone else is passing them. They have the name that is the only thing keeping them on top now.
  • by Savannah Location: Wilson on Jan 22, 2010 at 01:14 PM
    Toyota will pull through this. No can could possibly doubt Toyota's quality. I personally drive a toyota and love it! I have not had any issues. I will continue to purchase toyota's everytime that I need a new car!
  • by HAHAHA Location: Greenville on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    No they are not. It is a false pretense. Look up the 2009 quality reports. Ford beat out Honda this year for the number 2 spot. GM is 4th in quality.
  • by Steel Worker Location: Goldsboro on Jan 22, 2010 at 03:50 AM
    Even with a problem like this, Japanese vehicles are still clearly superior to American vehicles.

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