Toyota Recall

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 01, 2009 in Car Accidents

Key Points:

  • Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals beginning in January
  • New pedals will be available in April
  • Some vehicles will have brake override systems, or a smart brake. (The system will stop the car if both the brake and accelerator pedals are applied simultaneously.
  • The government has attributed at least five deaths and two injuries to the floor mat-related unintended acceleration and has received reports of more than 100 incidents in which the pedal may have become stuck.
  • Dealers will be instructed on how to modify the pedals before the end of the year and will begin shortening the accelerators in 2010.
  • For more information, owners can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the NHTSA hot line at 888-327-4236.

Vehicles included in the recall:

  • 2007-2010 Toyota Camry
  • 2004-2009 Toyota Prius
  • 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
  • 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra
  • 2007-2010 Lexus ES350
  • 2006-2010 Lexus IS250/350

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