Monday, December 14, 2009

Toyota Will Deal With the Problem of Potential Accelerator Pedal Entrapment

Toyota Will Deal With the Problem of Potential Accelerator Pedal Entrapment

Toyota on Wednesday announced that it will deal with the problem of potential accelerator pedal entrapment involving eight of its vehicle models, including the 2004-'09 Toyota Prius, by taking a number of steps. It will reconfigure the accelerator pedal and, in some cases, the shape of the floor surface under the pedal. It also will install a brake override system on five models as an "extra measure of confidence" and then incorporate the system into "new production of most models by the end of 2010," it said in a statement. The issue affects 3.8 million vehicles.

If you're a Toyota owner and you've heard the uproar about the recent recalls and problems, you're probably wondering if your vehicle is affected. This is a rapidly changing situation, so we've gathered what we know here to help you decide a course of action. We will continuously update this page as new information is made available.

Update: On January 21, 2010, a second recall was issued, related to a faulty accelerator pedal mechanism in some Toyota models. This recall then led Toyota to suspend the manufacturing and sale of eight of its most popular models on January 26, 2010, which constitute 65 percent of its U.S. sales mix. No Scion or Lexus vehicles are affected by this just-announced accelerator pedal mechanism recall.

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Related articles:
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Toyota USA Update on Safety Advisory;
Massive Toyota Recall;

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