Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I (used) love what you do for me - Toyota! Zoooom!

If you see a Toyota coming at you or behind you... look for an exit until they fix the gas pedals in some of their most popular cars. So much for legendary Japanese quality - their recall record now is about the same as everyone's.

Grin - wonder what they'd do if 4 million customers showed up Monday and demanded: Fix it now Toyota!
Toyota to replace 4M gas pedals that could jam
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2009 photo, a top selling Toyota Camry is on display in the showroom at the McGeorge Toyota dealership in Richmond, Va. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, it will replace accelerator pedals on 3.8 million recalled vehicles in the United States to address problems with the pedals becoming jammed in the floor mat.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

As a temporary step, Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals beginning in January while the company develops replacement pedals for their vehicles, the Transportation Department and Toyota said. New pedals will be available beginning in April, and some vehicles will have brake override systems installed as a precaution.

Popular vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, the top-selling passenger car in America, and the Toyota Prius, the best-selling gas-electric hybrid, are among those recalled. Also included is the luxury Lexus ES350, the model in a fiery fatal accident in California that focused public attention on the danger.

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