One million cars fixed in Europe - 700,000 to go
29 April 2010

Toyota is on track to fix 90 per cent of the 1.7 million European cars it recalled earlier this year by the end of July.

Since January, Toyota says it has inspected one million Auris, Avensis, Aygo, Yaris and Prius models, equivalent to 66 per cent of the total.

However, Toyota has admitted it does not expect to fix all the recalled cars, as some customers won't repsond to the recall notices.

“In the UK, for example, we expect completion will reach around 95 per cent, even though we have sent three letters to each customer,” a spokesman said.

So far this year Toyota has recalled more than 8.5 million cars. Issues investigated include a potentially sticky accelerator pedal, the potential entrapment of the accelerator pedal under the floor mat, braking issues with its Prius hybrid model, and stability-control issues with the Toyota Land Cruise/Prado, Sequoia and Lexus GX large SUVs.

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