Toyota to Replace the Gas Pedals on 3.8 Million Recalled Vehicles
By Automotive News
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will replace the accelerator pedals on 3.8 million vehicles involved in the company's largest recall ever.
The models involved are:
-- 2007 to 2010 model year Camry
-- 2005 to 2010 Avalon
-- 2004 to 2009 Prius
-- 2005 to 2010 Tacoma
-- 2007 to 2010 Tundra
-- 2007 to 2010 Lexus ES 350
-- 2006 to 2010 Lexus IS 250
-- 2006 to 2010 Lexus IS 350. The company said it will reconfigure the shape of accelerator pedals to cut down on the risk that they may be jammed in the floor mat.
In addition, it will replace original equipment floor mats with redesigned mats.
In addition, Toyota will install a brake override system on the involved Camry, Avalon, and Lexus ES 350, IS 350 and IS 250 models “as an extra measure of confidence.'' The system will shut off engine power if drivers press the accelerator pedal and brake pedal simultaneously.
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(Pictured: Toyota's recall includes Camrys, Avalons, Priuses, Tacomas and Tundras, and Lexus ES 350s, IS 250s and IS 350s.)
What is NOW the general impression about Toyota? Perhaps people will think that is a company that cares about customer, blab....
If a domestic manufacturer will have a similar problem, people will say: I told you, it is a POS. This way of thinking brought american economy down.
Anyway, if people in USA complain about unemployment, they are the only responsible because them selves do not trust their products.
Now a days american cars are no longer what used to be, are more reliable, and above all SAFER in a crash. I know somebody who work in insurance, that person told me that any bill they pay for a japanese is usually double than one paid for a domestic. That person heard a lot of stories, that's why she drives now a Chevy.
Bottom line, it does not need an Afghan war to run down American economy, it is enough the will of american people to buy "carton eggs" made elsewhere.
Good luck with the job hunt......
You got what you wanted, jobless, house in foreclosure, but HAPPY to drive a cool "carton eggs" vehicle.
It is unfortunate that the Toyota gas pedal design flaw has led to the death of certain individuals. These type of issues can go undetected during the development of any vehicle, from any car company. However, with all that being said, it is nice to see Toyota's reputation get taken down a notch. Especially, since they attempted to hide the issue. They have never been criticized by the media as tough as the domestic car companies. They probably own or fund more media groups, which prevents bad publicity.
I watched Americans purchase foreign made cars with our 'Cash for Clunkers' program. It was difficult to see $4500 per vehicle being sent over to Japan to subsidize their car manufacturing. How many of the cars purchased were really made in the US and of those that weren't; 70% of the parts were made somewhere other than in the US? As I come across people who either are or have been unemployed, I usually ask them one question. What kind of car do you drive? When they respond with something other than a domestic made car, I usually say you did it to yourself! I realize domestic cars are not for everyone, but the quality of domestic built cars is equal to or better than that of foreign built cars. I lost my job to less expensive foreign manufacturing and this country needs to wake up and support the US Manufacturing base. Heck, I am going to shop at Wal-Mart for Christmas, what other choice do I have, but I realize most of the items are manufactured overseas and are not of the same quality, when made in the US. I can go on about export tariffs and how it is unfair for domestic car manufacturers to sell their brands overseas and not have the advantages foreign car companies have in the US, but the government knows this.
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