Toyota Accelerator Recall
January 21, 2010 – Toyota issued its largest ever U.S. recall of Toyota vehicles (approximately 2.3 million) to correct sticking accelerator pedals. This action is separate from the on-going recall of approximately 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or out of place accessory floor mats. Approximately 1.7 million Toyota Division vehicles are subject to both separate recall actions.
The attorneys at Capretz & Associates are investigating car accidents with stuck accelerators in the following Toyota and Lexus models:
- Toyota Camry – 2007-10 models
- Toyota Avalon – 2005-10 models
- Toyota Prius – 2004-09 models
- Toyota Tacoma – 2005-10 models
- Toyota Tundra – 2007-10 models
- Toyota Matrix – 2009-2010 models
- Toyota Sequoia – 2008-2010 models
- Certain Toyota RAV4 – 2009-2010 models
- Certain Toyota Highlander – 2010 model
- Lexus ES 350 – 2007-10 models
- Lexus IS 250 – 2006-10 models
- Lexus IS 350 – 2006-10 models
Toyota warned owners that if they think their vehicle is accelerating out of control, they should check to see whether their floor mat is under the pedal. If a driver can’t remove the floor mat, Toyota advises drivers to step on the brake pedal with both feet until the vehicle slows and then try to put it into neutral and switch the ignition to accessory power. For vehicles with engine start/stop buttons, Toyota said the engine can be shut off by depressing the button for three seconds.
If you or someone you know have been injured after an accelerator became stuck in any of the Toyota or Lexus models mentioned above, please contact us now for a free legal consultation.
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