Toyota has suspended the sale of eight of its US built and sold models due to a sticking accelerator pedal fault.
Earlier this month, Toyota was forced to recall around 2.3million vehicles to correct the problem. Accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain Toyota models have stuck in a depressed position or returned slowly to idle.
Sales of the Rav4, Matrix, Corolla, Camry, Avalon, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia have all been postponed and Toyota has also said it will shut down production lines on five of its North American production lines for one week from Monday to inspect conditions.
Toyota vice president Bob Carter said: “Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company.
“This action is necessary until a remedy is finalised. We're making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.
No hybrid, Lexus or Scion models have been affected by the problem or recall.