Toyota Recalls 23 Million Vehicles For Sticking Throttles

01.22.10 | FL News Team

Toyota has announced the recall of about two-point-three-million vehicles to fix accelerator pedals that could stick. This recall is in addition to one involving about four-point-two-million Toyota and Lexus vehicles designed to reduce the risk of trapping the same pedal by driver side floor mats. In an announcement, Toyota says it has "investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats." The new recall involves 2009 and 2010 models of the RAV4; Corolla and Matrix along with late model editions of the Avalon; Camry; Highlander; Tundra and Sequoia. There are no Lexus or Scion vehicles involved in this recall.

 Toyota says the sticky throttle condition is rare but can occur when the pedal mechanism becomes worn. Owners with questions are being asked to contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center or their dealership.