The most recent Toyota Recall was issued by Toyota Motors affecting eight popular Toyota vehicles. Just before this recall, you can remember that another Toyota recall of 2.3 million vehicles was previously issued by Toyota Motors.
Accordingly, the reason for this new Toyota recall is the same as the issue faced by Toyota Motors before and that is to correct a situation in which the gas pedal could stick without the presence of a floor mat. This issue caused by a faulty gas pedal could cause unintended acceleration. In some occasions, the gas pedal may become harder to press and may become slower to return when released.
As a result of this latest Toyota Recall due to gas pedals and floor mats, Toyota ordered a sales suspension to its dealers. Production facilities at Toyota’s two Canadian manufacturing facilities, in the southern Ontario communities of Woodstock and Cambridge, will be halted for the week of Feb. 1.
Toyota has said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries due to the pedal problems associated with the recall, but could not rule them out for sure. The faulty gas pedal part was revealed to be manufactured by Indiana-based supplier CTS Corp. at a plant in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. However, CTS said Toyota accounts for only three per cent of its annual sales.
Bill Pochiluk, president of industry adviser AutomotiveCompass, agreed Toyota could successfully use this recall to enhance their existing image as a quality-oriented, customer-focused carmaker, but they will first have to overcome several obstacles along the way.
“This becomes a huge opportunity for Toyota’s competitors to try and fill the gap, to basically win the sales that Toyota can’t do in the near term.” Pochiluk said in a statement.
Toyota Models affected by this most recent and latest Toyota recall were the following Toyota Car Models:
- 2009-2010 RAV4
- 2009-2010 Corolla
- 2009-2010 Matrix
- 2005-2010 Avalon
- certain 2007-2010 Camry
- 2010 Highlander
- 2007-2010 Tundra
- 2008-2010 Sequoia models
Toyota advised that if ever Toyota customers faced a problem in gas pedals and floor mats in their Toyota cars, they may call the Toyota Customer Service at 800-331-4331.
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