Toyota Recall Models

It seems that the recent Toyota recall due to “Sudden Acceleration Problem” has affected a total of 8 million cars worldwide mostly in United States and Europe. The models affected are:-

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

According to Toyota website, no Lexus and Scion are affected. Models that are not mentioned also are not affected. Lucky for us in Malaysia, we are not affect as confirmed by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd.

How does the problem occur?

The condition is rare and generally does not occur suddenly. It seems to occur when the pedal mechanism becomes worn and, in certain conditions, the accelerator pedal may become harder to depress, slower to return or, in the worst case, stuck in a partially depressed position.

If you face any of the pedal accelaration problem, this is their advice

Each circumstance may vary, and drivers must use their best judgment, but Toyota recommends taking one of the following actions:

• If you need to stop immediately, the vehicle can be controlled by stepping on the brake pedal with both feet using firm and steady pressure. Do not pump the brake pedal as it will deplete the vacuum utilized for the power brake assist.
• Shift the transmission gear selector to the Neutral (N) position and use the brakes to make a controlled stop at the side of the road and turn off the engine.
• If unable to put the vehicle in Neutral, turn the engine OFF. This will not cause loss of steering or braking control, but the power assist to these systems will be lost.
• If the vehicle is equipped with an Engine Start/Stop button, firmly and steadily push the button for at least three seconds to turn off the engine. Do NOT tap the Engine Start/Stop button.
• If the vehicle is equipped with a conventional key-ignition, turn the ignition key to the ACC position to turn off the engine. Do NOT remove the key from the ignition as this will lock the steering wheel.

To keep up with the updates and the source of this post, go to Toyota Official website about recall.

Note that Honda is also doing some recall on Jazz/Fit that is caused by faulty window switch.

About the Author

Cars, I have read so much about cars to keep me updated that I notice that there are so much more that I do not know about them. Keep update with the Automotive Industry as I learn more about it each day myself. I started this blog with 2 of my very good friends, and we all share a passion for cars and speed. Adi Wong

3 Responses to “ Toyota Recall Models ”

  1. That’s scary… luckily I’m not rich enough to own a Toyota car. 🙂 Anyway, Malaysian Toyota cars aren’t affected, so no worries. 🙂

  2. no doubt it is a very welcoming gesture from Toyota to call back the models that have acceleration problems and even not all models are affected. so those who have bought any affected ones can go and ask for a replacement of the accelerator.

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