Toyota recalls eight of its UK models, including the iQ, Aygo and Yaris
29 January 2010

Toyota has recalled eight of its UK models due to the ongoing problem with faulty accelerator pedals.

The company has confirmed around 1.8 million vehicles will be affected by the recall. Accelerator pedals may mechanically stick open or return slowly to idle, a problem which has already led to more than eight million Toyotas in the US being recalled and sales of certain models being suspended.

Models which Toyota UK has recalled are listed below:

- Aygo (Feb 2005 – Aug 2009)- iQ (Nov 2008 – Nov 2009)- Yaris (Nov 2005 – Sep 2009)- Auris (Oct 2006 – 5 Jan 2010)- Corolla (Oct 2006 – Dec 2009)- Verso (Feb 2009 – 5 Jan 2010)- Avensis (Nov 2008 – Dec 2009)- RAV4 (Nov 2005 – Nov 2009)

In a statement, Toyota said: “Toyota has identified a remedy for this issue, and is currently pursuing a final evaluation and confirmation procedure. As soon as the countermeasure is confirmed, Toyota will communicate to all customers and other concerned parties the details of the corrective action and of the implementation procedure.

“A running change in production using different parts has already been implemented model-by-model for the models on sale in Europe, as part of Toyota's continuous quality improvement policy. Therefore there is no need or intention to stop production in Europe.

“Only a limited number of incidents have been reported in Europe, and Toyota Motor Europe is not aware of any accident resulting from this issue.

“Toyota is making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible. Whilst this condition is rare Toyota advises customers who have concerns to contact Toyota GB Customer Relations on 0800 1388 744 for assistance.”

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29 January 2010

Oh for pete's sake.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

29 January 2010

Oh dear. They're going to lose (have already lost?) an absolute fortune.

29 January 2010

Which means they will have great growth forecasts for 2011.

29 January 2010

There's no other way of putting this but this is an unmitigated disaster for Toyota! And not to mention the damage it'll do to it's reputation. Reliable? Perhaps not.

29 January 2010

[quote beachland2]Which means they will have great growth forecasts for 2011.[/quote] I like your thinking! Can I give you a bonus? Some stock to short-sell maybe? Buy-to-let property to invest in?

30 January 2010

[quote Mini1]Oh for pete's sake.[/quote]

Too Bad! Maybe the Aygo isnt so "Simples" afterall!

Hopefully it will be a simple fix and wont leave the car off the road for too long.

Imagine how long it will take that many cars to get through the dealer network?

30 January 2010

Toyota, the best built cars in the world....really?? Yet another recall, this time effecting 1.8m cars in Europe, & 2.2m in USA...

funny can't help feel if the company doing the recall were Fiat, every man & his dog would have posted a reply !

30 January 2010

wow!... didn`t knew that CTS supplies so many models with pedals...

and by the way, I can see cars JAPAN-made only in the list...

heading for a fall

30 January 2010

So if it affects the Aygo, does it affect the C1 and 107 too?

30 January 2010

[quote m_bowl]

So if it affects the Aygo, does it affect the C1 and 107 too?

[/quote]

of course!! All Aygo, C1 and 107 models are bilt under the same roof at KALIN-CZECH REPUBLIC

these cars are all equal, just change mere details!

by the way, CTS issued an important press release:

http://www.ctscorp.com/publications/press_releases/nr100129.htm

according to them (CTS) this issue is not so related with them, we (Toyota, Lexus and Daihatsu users, at least) should be concerned.

Those ones that are always claiming Japan`s best, Japan no faults, should now be told that Denso pedals (Toyota affiliate company) are also put into question.

check also this video:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/29/video-in-depth-look-at-toyotas-sticky-accelerator/#continued

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