Toyota says that parts to fix pedals will arrive in Europe next week

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

By next week, the first parts to fix accelerator pedals of up to 1.8 million Toyota cars that will be recalled in Europe will start arriving, according to Toyota Motor Europe. Toyota's engineers have developed and rigorously tested a solution that involves reinforcing the pedal assembly to eliminate the potential risk of excess friction that could cause the pedal to stick.

Toyota said that it has not received reports of accidents in Europe of an accelerator pedal sticking in a partial open throttle position or returning slowly to the idle position. These European customers affected by the recall are being contacted.

Toyota said it has already implemented an effective production solution for vehicles to be sold in Europe. Toyota Motor Europe CEO Tadashi Arashima said that since the company has identified the problem and how to fix it, it will be its focus now to complete the repairs as quickly as possible. Last Jan. 29, Toyota said that it would recall eight of its top-selling models in Europe.

Vehicles affected by the recall are the following: Auris, Avensis, Aygo, Corolla, iQ, RAV4, Verso and Yaris models built between February 2005 and this month. All these models except the Corolla and RAV4 are built in either Europe or Turkey.

Toyota explained that the problem involves a friction device in the pedal designed to provide the proper "feel" by adding resistance and making the pedal steady and stable.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Many have been anticipating Mercedes-Benz Vans’ newest luxury pickup truck, the X-Class. While Mercedes-Benz has yet to reveal the official production version of the X-Class, it was kind enough to...
by - October 27, 2016
We’ve seen quite a lot of intriguing stories in the age of Internet (where the most interesting part was revealed before the story unfolds). Some are from movies and novels...
by - October 26, 2016
Many people have long known that the new 2018 RS5 was being developed by Audi AG. Enthusiasts the world over were excited when a prototype was seen running on the...
by - October 26, 2016
It was only recently when BMW officially debuted the new 2017 5-Series Saloon (G30) online. At that time, this range revealed that it had driving dynamics that was the best...
by - October 26, 2016
Starting early 2017, the new Audi Q7 will be available with the new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that makes it not only faster but also lighter and more efficient than...
by - October 25, 2016