Toyota car recall goes global

Please retweetToyota announced plans to recall 1.1 million more cars in the US a day after saying it was suspending sales of eight popular US models, bringing the total number of cars recalled in the US to almost eight million.  The number of cars in the recall involving gas pedals has grown to at least 5.3 million.  According to Toyota, the cars included in the recall were manufactured between March 19, 2009 and January 25, 2010 in Tianjin, China.  The vehicles included in the floormat-related recall include:

  • 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 Venza
  • 2007-2010 Lexus ES350
  • 2006-2010 IS250
  • 2006-2010 IS350
  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Most, but not all, of the vehicles involved in the stuck pedal recall are also involved in the other recall. They are:

  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2009-2010 Toyota RAV4, Corolla and Matrix
  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2010 Highlander
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • and some 2007-2010 Camrys.

Read more here and here.

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Francis M. Unson

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