Toyota Recalls 2.3M US Vehicles Over Gas Pedals

Company says pedals can become hard to press or even stuck
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 21, 2010 5:16 PM CST
The 2009 Toyota Matrix is one of the vehicles affected.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Toyota is recalling 2.3 million vehicles in the US to fix accelerator pedals that can become stuck, the latest in a string of quality problems that have bedeviled the Japanese automaker. A few months ago, the automaker recalled 4.2 million vehicles over concerns that accelerator pedals could become lodged under floor mats.

The new recall affects the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2005-2010 Avalon, the 2007-2010 Camry, the 2010 Highlander, the 2007-2010 Tundra, and the 2008-2010 Sequoia. Toyota said in rare cases, the gas pedal mechanism wears down, causing the accelerator to become harder to press, slower to return or, in some cases, stuck.

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