Toyota recalls 2.3 million cars for pedal problem
Toyta's US branch has recalled 2.3 million vehicles to correct a sticking gas pedal problem that is blamed for several accidents due to runaway cars.
The announcement, made on Thursday, comes after the 2009 recall of 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedals getting stuck on floor mats, the company said in a statement.
The company did not mention the floor mat problem in connection with the latest recall. But about 1.7 million vehicles were subjected to both recall actions, Toyota said.
According to ABC News, drivers reported that their cars started gaining uncontrollable speed even though they took their foot off the gas pedal and aplied heavily to the break. Several fatal accidents are blamed on the fault, ABC reported.
An expert told ABC that the speed can be brought under control by shifting into neutral.
Toyota said the recall affected the models Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Corporate, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Toyota and Tundra.
Lexus and Scion models were not affected by the latest recall.