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    US Toyota Recall Report from Reuters

    Toyota said its own investigation in recent months had found that some accelerator pedals on those Toyota brand models might stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to idle.

    The latest recall includes the 2009 and 2010 RAV4; the 2009 and 2010 Corolla; the 2009 and 2010 Matrix; the 2005 to 2010 Avalon; the 2007 to 2010 Camry; the 2010 Highlander; the 2007 to 2010 Tundra; and the 2008 to 2010 Sequoia.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN219690120100122

    I hope Toyota Philippines will fully disclose if their units here are affected by this recall. Because even if this is a news in the US, you can't help but worry that they similar design and might even source parts from the same places.
    Last edited by DonCamote; January 22nd, 2010 at 05:27 PM. Reason: clarity

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    tsk tsk....biglang ganoon ang avanza ko, two times na nagyari sakin, nasa 7k paako ngayon.
    Paakyat ako from basement parking,
    Noong nasa taas naako then shift to neutral, naiwan ang accelator for around 3 to 4seconds pagtanggal ko sa paa ko then slowly down.
    I thought na floor mat lang eto, pacheck ko nga eto sa casa.
    Last edited by xda2jojo; January 22nd, 2010 at 06:10 PM.

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    thanks for the info..... this is a good head's up for Toyota owner's

    this is kinda scary when you are speeding up then suddenly there's a traffic in front, when the gas pedal get's stuck....

    hoping this not happen on my car....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajOT View Post
    thanks for the info..... this is a good head's up for Toyota owner's

    this is kinda scary when you are speeding up then suddenly there's a traffic in front, when the gas pedal get's stuck....

    hoping this not happen on my car....
    Di naman yata, basta mabilis kalang tapak sa clutch pedal and break slowly,

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100127/..._toyota_recall

    WASHINGTON Toyota is suspending U.S. sales of eight car and truck models to fix sticking gas pedals and halting production lines at plants from Texas to Canada to deal with the problem, the latest to confront the world's No. 1 automaker.


    The suspended sales, announced Tuesday, involve a significant portion of Toyota Motor Co.'s fleet and some of its most popular vehicles, including the Camry and Corolla. As part of the plan, Toyota is halting some production at five assembly plants beginning the week of Feb. 1 "to assess and coordinate activities."


    There are 2.3 million vehicles involved in the recall, which was announced last week. Toyota has said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries due to the pedal problems associated with the recall, but could not rule them out for sure.


    "This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized," said Bob Carter, Toyota's group vice president and general manager.
    The Japanese automaker said the sales suspension includes the following models: the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2007-2010 Camry, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2005-2010 Avalon, the 2010 Highlander, the 2007-2010 Tundra and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.


    Aaron Bragman, an auto analyst for the consulting firm IHS Global Insight in Troy, Mich., said Toyota typically sells about 65,000 Camrys and Corollas a month, and the frozen sales could strike the company's bottom line and reputation for quality.


    "That's huge if they can't sell these and they don't have a fix identified. They need to go and get a solution to this fast," Bragman said.
    Toyota sold more than 34,000 Camrys in December, making the midsize sedan America's best-selling car. It commands 3.4 percent of the U.S. market and sales rose 38 percent from a year earlier. Sales of the Corolla and Matrix, a small sedan and a hatchback, totaled 34,220 last month, with 3.3 percent of the market and sales up nearly 55 percent from December of 2008.


    It was unclear how long Toyota would suspend production of the vehicles. In an e-mail to employees, company officials said, "we don't know yet how long this pause will last but we will make every effort to resume production soon."


    Toyota officials did not immediately return phone messages.
    The automaker said the move would affect plants in Princeton, Ind., Lafayette, Ind., Georgetown, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, and a facility in Ontario, Canada. About 300 workers who build V8 engines at a Toyota plant in Huntsville, Ala., will also be affected, said Stephanie Deemer, a spokeswoman for the plant.


    Deemer said workers there would have the option of receiving additional training, take vacation or unpaid leave.
    Toyota said no other North American Toyota facility would be affected by the decision.


    Toyota dealers said they were concerned the move would hamper sales and were hopeful parts to fix the problem could be distributed quickly.
    "They're going the extra mile to reassure people that they really care about the customers," said Earl Stewart, owner of a Toyota dealership in North Palm Beach, Fla. "It is something that's going to be at least a short-term hardship on the dealers, and especially on Toyota."


    The auto company said the sales suspension would not affect Lexus or Scion vehicles. Toyota said the Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser and select Camry models, including all Camry hybrids, would remain for sale.


    Toyota said last week it was recalling 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix accelerator pedals with mechanical problems that could cause them to become stuck.


    The announcement followed a larger recall months earlier of 4.2 million vehicles because of problems with gas pedals becoming trapped under floor mats, causing sudden acceleration. That problem was the cause of several crashes, including some fatalities.
    Owners with questions can call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at (800) 331-4331

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    Is there a similar recall for locally available models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monseratto View Post
    Is there a similar recall for locally available models?
    tingin ko wala naman hehe Thailand CBU naman ang Toyota dito sa atin. (Vios yata ang locally assembled dito). sharing lang naman since this is global pa rin, at para sa mga naka high end na Toyota models dito like Sequioa (sorry sa spelling kung mali hirap i-spell eh hehe).

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    increasing concern for Toyota's quality standard in the US

    Toyota expanded too aggressively in recent years

    it's very obvious something was sacrificed

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    Is there a difference between the US Camry, Corolla and RAV4 troubled accelerator pedals to the local version? Also isn't the accelerator problem really more due to use of non-OEM floormats than a real design defect?

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    Dunno if the Toyota cars here greatly different from the US versions (when it comes to small component parts)

    maybe it has more to do with floor mats

    from the Toyota press release:

    http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/t...ry-102572.aspx

    Toyota announced it would recall approximately 2.3 million vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals on specific Toyota Division models. Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats. There is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.

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