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Toyota Recall 2010

Updated on May 11, 2011
Toyota recall 2010
Toyota recall 2010

Jan 2010 Toyota recall is affecting about 2.3 million vehicles which follows an earlier recall that affected about 4 million cars. Both are related to accelerator pedals. The former Toyota recall affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles, while the new recall affects vehicles that are listed below for your reference.


List of Toyota vehicles recalled in Jan 2010:

• 2009-2010 RAV4
• 2009-2010 Corolla
• 2009-2010 Matrix
• 2005-2010 Avalon
• 2007-2010 Camry
• 2010 Highlander
• 2007-2010 Tundra
• 2008-2010 Sequoia

This Toyota recall 2010 is due to a "dangerous acceleration" issue with Toyota cars and trucks. Though potential issues are rare, they're more likely to occur after wear and tear on the gas pedal. The recall seek to fix accelerators that could become stuck as the accelerators could become stuck even without the presence of a floor mat. There is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.

Toyota logo
Toyota logo

 This recall is separate from the 2009 recall of  Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or out of place accessory floor mats.In the event that a driver experiences an accelerator pedal that sticks in a partial open throttle position or returns slowly to idle position, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes.

The brakes should not be pumped repeatedly because it could deplete vacuum assist, requiring stronger brake pedal pressure. The vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location, the engine shut off and a Toyota dealer contacted for assistance. Similarities however do exist with both the recalls, as they relate to the sticking of the accelerator pedals. Toyota states that heavily-used accelerator pedals are at risk of getting stuck in a depressed position thus causing unintentional acceleration.

Toyota Lexus recalled
Toyota Lexus recalled

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    • Whitney05 profile image

      Whitney 8 years ago from Georgia

      My boyfriend said that the problems have been happening for years, so it's really nothing new. He said that there's a trick how to drive the cars without experiencing any problems.

      I agree Toyota makes great cars, and I'll probably still get one in the near future.

      I was under the impression that the RAV4 models were years 2007-2010. That's what the new said last week, anyway.

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 8 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I noticed that Toyota was buying ads today telling people where to get information about the recall.

      I have to give toyota some credit for this. I still think of them highly for reliable cars, but it's pretty tragic when a malfunction cost lives like the stuck accelerator.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      That must be a blow, not only financially but to a long term reputation.