Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of more than 2.3 million models manufactured between 2005 and 2010 due to sudden unintended acceleration and the more severe possibility of the gas pedal sticking. Friction that occurs when the pedal is operated can lead to the pedal becoming difficult to depress, delay in the pedal returning, or becoming all together stuck, according to a release from the NHTSA.
This latest recall is unrelated to the previous Toyota Floor Mat Recall in October 2009, in which 3.8 million Toyota models, including Lexus models as well, were recalled due to the floor mats sticking and causing sudden unintended acceleration.
The models affected by the current recall include 2009 and 2010 RAV4, 2009 and 2010 Corolla, 2009 and 2010 Matrix, 2005 through 2010 Avalon, 2007 through 2010 Camry, 2010 Highlander, 2007 through 2010 Tundra, and 2008 through 2010 Sequoia. Representatives of Toyota contend that no Lexus or Scion models are affected by this new recall.
Toyota has yet to create a remedy plan or a schedule for notifying owners of the affected models. However, owners of any of the aforementioned models can contact customer representatives for Toyota at (800) 331-4331 or call the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236. Consumers can also visit www.safercar.gov for more information.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Toyota models and have experienced problems with sudden unintended acceleration or stuck accelerators, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with automobile recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.