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

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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Peter Cavellini 5 February 2010

Re: Toyota announces UK recall

Again!, have you seen or heard the news?, three hundred thousans Prius's are to be recalled in America, and there'e an unspecified problem with their premium brand LEXUS too!, crikey!!!

Rich boy spanners 5 February 2010

Re: Toyota announces UK recall

Ah Toyota, the company that in 2007 was building and selling cars with defective brake pads and disks, didn't recall them, and when owners complained their response was to take these brand new cars, and skim the disks whilst making out it was doing the customer a favour. Top quality components used on Toyota... I have one, it is a joke car.

Uncle Mellow 31 January 2010

Re: Toyota announces UK recall

Nowhere does it say if the models involved have conventional throttles or drive-by-wire throttles.Seems strange that so many models use the same component. You would expect the cheap ones to use top-hinged pedals , and the more up-market ones to use a bottom-hinged throttle pedal.