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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.
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.