Toyota issues recall for 2.3 million vehicles because of sticking accelerator pedals

Damn, Toyota just can’t catch a break these days (more like months). After issuing a huge recall for 4.2 million vehicles due to floor mats reportedly jamming the accelerator pedal in a fully open state, and then saying that it will implement brake override systems in order to stop cars which aren’t responding to the normal brakes (but not because of the incidents!), the company now issued another recall, for “just” 2.3 million vehicles.

The cause of another big recall such as this? Unintended acceleration is at the center, but not due to any floor mats, as Toyota says the gas pedal mechanism might have become worn, and won’t return to its regular position as fast as it needs to, and, in some cases (a few, says the Japanese company), might remain in a partially open position.

The cars involved in the recall are: 2009-2010 RAV4, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2005-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 Camry, 2010 Highlander, 2007-2010 Tundra and 2008-2010 Sequoia. The many owners of such vehicles should contact your Toyota dealer and schedule a service check-up as soon as possible, especially if you noticed any lack of response from the accelerator pedal.

Source: Toyota

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