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:
Certain 2007-2010 Camry
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