The Toyota recall list – is your car on it?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 By

Accelerator pedal trouble causes 2.3 million-car recall

A new Toyota is great – but not if it's on the Toyota recall list 2010.

Automakers have taken a pounding lately, and the recent Toyota recall list certainly doesn’t help matters. 2.3 million cars had already been recalled of late, but now eight model lines are being taken off the U.S. market so that a gas pedal problem can be worked around. Talking about needing payday loans! Various sources indicate that Toyota lost $7.1 billion in 2009. Their reputation for reliable cars had been solid, and who knows how much more money they’ll lose now.

Sudden acceleration is a bad thing

Apparently the design of the gas pedal mechanism can cause the gas pedal to stick, causing dangerous, unanticipated acceleration. Imagine: Toyota uses these defective parts in both the United States and Europe. They will likely have to recall two million cars in Europe, which I’m sure they’re ecstatic about.

What if your gas pedal sticks?

Jeff Bartlett of Consumer Reports says that the first thing to do is not panic. Then immediately shift the car into neutral to get it out of gear and quell the additional acceleration. You’ll still be able to steer and brake, so you’ll still be able to save your own live (and perhaps the lives of others).

What cars are on the Toyota recall list?

If you happen to have one of these Toyota models in your garage, here’s what you should do: Call your dealer so they can assess the situation with your accelerator. Toyota has a hotline at (800) 331-4331 if you’d like more details. The models on the Toyota recall list are as follows:

  • Highlander crossover (2010)
  • Tundra pickup (2007-10)
  • Sequoia large SUV (2008-10)
  • Matrix hatchback (2009-10)
  • Avalon large-size sedan (2005-10)
  • RAV4 (2009-10)
  • Corolla (2009-10)
  • Camry (2007-10)

If you see your car on this list, act now. Your payday loans source recommends that you don’t delay – the inconvenience isn’t worth your life.

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This post has 9 comments

  1. Nick says:

    My 2004 Tundra has a fram that is rusting away HOLES in it . DON JOSEPH of Kent Ohio said they can put a whole nice new fram for me 15,000$ what a deal!

  2. TAS says:

    My 2008 Toyota 4 runner not only accelerates at critical times but my the truck has completely died on me several times and seem to reset itself after about 60 seconds. What is causing this to happen? why isn't my vehicle on a recall list.

    TAS

  3. bubbles says:

    Is the 2008 Camry Solara in the recall?

  4. josephine leonardelli says:

    I would like to know if there has been a recall on the 2004 Toyota Avalon for power steering problems.

    Thank you
    Josephine

    • Steven Tarlow says:

      Hi Josephine. First thing I would suggest is to get it straight from the horse's mouth, because reports in cyberspace vary. http://www.toyota.com/help/contactus.html is Toyota's customer service site. Their phone number is 800-331-4331. An official, updated list also appears at http://www.toyota.com/recall/. Thanks for reading!

  5. trina says:

    I noticed that it was a Lexus 350 that the people died in. Why isn't any of the Lexus models listed?

  6. hirut says:

    is toyota rush 2008made on the recall list?

    hirut

  7. M Rashed Amin says:

    I would like to know if my car is on the recall list, I have a Toyota RAV4 2008, bought in January 2008

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