Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada has announced it will voluntarily recall specific Toyota models to correct the occurrence of sticking accelerator pedals in a voluntary action. The action is separate from the ongoing recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or out-of-place accessory floor mats.
The recall is confined to the following vehicles:
The new recall does not affect any Lexus or Scion vehicles. Also unaffected are Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser or select Camry models, including all Camry hybrids.
Toyota owners seeking more information are invited to call a Toyota dealership to determine if their vehicles fall into the affected model range and, where appropriate, to provide additional assistance. Owners can also visit Toyota Canada, or contact Toyota’s Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).
Toyota said that the condition is rare, but can occur when the pedal mechanism becomes worn. In certain conditions, the accelerator pedal may become harder to depress, slower to return or, in worst case, stuck in a partially depressed position. The company is working to prepare a correction remedy.
If the pedal does stick or return slowly, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes. The brakes should not be pumped repeatedly. The vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location, the engine shut off, and a Toyota dealer contacted for assistance.