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Toyota Halts Production to Tackle Sticky Gas Pedals


Toyota Halts Production to Tackle Sticky Gas Pedals:recent recall list with another monstrous 2.3-million vehicle callback. Now the company will stop producing affected vehicles as it searches for a rem
2009 Toyota Corolla Just a few days ago, Toyota added to an already swollen recent recall list with another monstrous 2.3-million vehicle callback. Now the company will stop producing affected vehicles as it searches for a remedy.The issue lies in the throttle linkage. In some cars, the linkage may get sticky and potentially keep the throttle open after the driver has released the gas pedal. Apparently, Toyota has not yet found a quick, effective fix and has immediately stopped sales of the affected models. Production will cease next week.In a statement released yesterday, group vice president and Toyota general manager Bob Carter said, "This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We're making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible." The list of affected vehicles includes Toyota's most popular models: 2009-2010 RAV42009-2010 TOYOTA COROLLA 2009-2010 TOYOTA MATRIX 2005-2010 TOYOTA AVALON Certain 2007-2010 Camrys2010 Highlander2007-2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2008-2010 SequoiaAll eight of these cars and trucks are produced in North America and account for nearly 60 percent of Toyota's U.S. sales. While the full impact of this development won't be immediately known, for sure this is a blow to the World's largest car company. As in any case of sudden acceleration, there are several steps you can take to mitigate the problem, namely pressing the brake down as hard as possible, switching the transmission into neutral and shutting off the engine. If you think your car is on the list, Toyota recommends that you immediately contact your dealer. For more information, go to Toyota's website.


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