Lexus and Scion Models Not Affected
 
           
Toronto, ON, January 21, 2010 - Toyota Canada Inc (TCI), today announced it will recall vehicles to correct the occurrence of sticking accelerator pedals on specific Toyota Division models. This action is separate from the on-going recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or out of place accessory floor mats.
In recent months, Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats.  Our investigation indicates that 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. 
Toyota’s accelerator pedal recall is confined to the following Toyota Division vehicles:
 
-2009-2010 RAV4,
-2009-2010 Corolla,
-2009-2010 Matrix,
-2005-2010 Avalon,
-2007-2010 Camry,
-2010 Highlander,
-2007-2010 Tundra,
-2008-2010 Sequoia 
 
No Lexus Division or Scion vehicles are affected by this recall action.  Also not affected are Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser and select Camry models, including all Camry hybrids.  
  
Our customer safety and confidence in our vehicles is our first priority.  Toyota owners seeking more information about this condition are invited to
 
- contact their Toyota dealership who can determine if their vehicle falls within the affected model range for this specific condition and where appropriate provide additional assistance
- visit www.toyota.ca for more information
- contact Toyota’s Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828)
 
The condition is rare, but can 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. 
 
            In the event that a driver experiences an accelerator pedal that sticks in a partial open throttle position or returns slowly to idle position, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes. The brakes should not be pumped repeatedly because it could deplete vacuum assist, requiring stronger brake pedal pressure. The vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location, the engine shut off and a Toyota dealer contacted for assistance.
 
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