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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Toyota Recall – What Owners & Buyers Need to Know

Toyota originally began recalling models due to accelerator problems back in October of 2009. This week’s recall and suspension of sales was much more extensive, covering eight Toyota models. Toyota says that the likelihood of the accelerator sticking is "extraordinarily rare" and that unless drivers have experienced problems they can continue driving their vehicles.

If you are driving and the accelerator sticks, Toyota says the vehicle can still be stopped by using the brakes. Put both feet to the brake pedal and apply steady pressure – do not pump. Shift into neutral and brake until your car comes to a stop. Turn of the vehicle and contact your dealership for towing services.

Models Affected
  • 2009-2010 RAV4
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry (select models)
  • 2010 Highlander (except hybrid models)
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia

Models NOT Affected
  • Prius
  • Tacoma
  • Sienna
  • Venza
  • Solara
  • Yaris
  • 4Runner
  • FJ Cruiser
  • Land Cruiser
  • Highlander (hybrids)
  • Camry (select models, including all hybrids)
This is just a summary please read Toyota’s press release for complete information. If you have any questions contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331.