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Hybrid Car Review: Toyota Recall to Shorten Gas Pedals

Monday, November 30, 2009

Toyota Recall to Shorten Gas Pedals

Toyota is beginning its recall of vehicles affected by the accelerator pedal getting stuck either in the floor mats or otherwise.  To solve the problem, Toyota will shorten the gas pedals, plus change the floor mats.

Toyota has already notified customers to remove their old floor mats until a fix could be made.

In April 2010, Toyota will begin installing the redesigned pedals.  They will also, if you want, repurchase or replace your floor mats.

A software modification is also being made.  If the accelerator and the brake are pushed at the same time, the brake will override the gas pedal, ensuring you slow down.  The software fix is being applied on the Camry, Avalon, and Lexus ES 350, IS 350 and IS 250 models.

Toyota will begin mailing letters to owners in December 2009.  Owners may contact Toytoa at 1-800-331-4331, Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Affected vehicles are:

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     LEXUS / ES350     2007-2010
     LEXUS / IS     2006-2010
     TOYOTA / AVALON     2005-2010
     TOYOTA / CAMRY     2007-2010
     TOYOTA / PRIUS     2004-2009
     TOYOTA / TACOMA     2005-2010
     TOYOTA / TUNDRA     2007-2010

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