Toyota announces new recall on gas pedals, second in two days

November 25, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Toyota Motor Corp. has announced two recalls since yesterday.  Yesterday was the more minor of the two, in recalling 110,000 older Toyota Tundra pickups in cold weather states. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alerted owners of some 2000-2003 Toyota Tundra trucks “to remove spare tires mounted underneath the body of the vehicle. Excessive corrosion due to road salts can cause the rear cross-member of the vehicle frame to fail and allow the spare tire to fall onto the roadway at any time, creating a road hazard for other vehicles.”
NHTSA said the corrosion may damage the rear brake lines and lead to brake system failure.
NHTSA recommended that owners remove the spare tires before taking the vehicles to dealers to be fixed.  The recall announcement comes after 15 reports of tires falling off and is the latest safety issue to dog the Japanese automaker.

The more major recall today involves replacing accelerator pedals on 3.8 million recalled vehicles in the US to address problems with the pedals becoming jammed in the floor mat. The recall includes the 2007-10 model year Camry, 2005-10 Toyota Avalon, 2004-09 Prius, 2005-10 Toyota Tacoma, 2007-10 Toyota Tundra, 2007-10 Lexus ES350 and 2006-10 Lexus IS250/350.  As a temporary measure, Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals beginning in January while the company develops replacement pedals for their vehicles, the Transportation Department and Toyota said. New pedals will be available beginning in April, and some vehicles will have brake override systems installed as a precaution, to avoid stuck pedals leading to sudden acceleration.

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