Toyota Suspends Sales of Eight Models

2010 Toyota Camry LE

Toyota Camry suspended from sales along with seven other models

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., located in Torrance, California, announced on January 26, 2010 that it would temporarily halt sales of eight models to address a sticking accelerator problem.

The same models are part of a recall announced January 21, 2010 involving 2.3 million Toyota vehicles for the same accelerator pedal problem.

Toyota has stated that there is the possibility that a partially depressed gas pedal may not return to idle or be slow to do so. The eight Toyota models affected are:

2009-2010 RAV4
2009-2010 Corolla
2009-2010 Matrix
2005-2010 Avalon
Certain 2007-2010 Camry
2010 Highlander
2007-2010 Tundra
2008-2010 Sequoia

Production lines will also be halted the week of February 1 while sales are suspended. Questions about the recall can be answered at the Toyota website or by calling 1-800-331-4331.

–by Vernon Heywood

Photo courtesy of Toyota

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