Toyota, already in the middle of one of the largest automotive recalls in history, today issued a separate recall for 2.3 million additional vehicles in which the gas pedal may become stuck even without improperly positioned floor mats.
"Our investigation indicates that there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position," said Irv Miller, Toyota's US vice president, in a press release.
The recall is separate from the 3.8 million vehicles identified in September in which gas pedals could potentially become stuck under floor mats in full throttle positions. In November, the number shot to 4.2 million when the recall officially began. However, Toyota said that 1.7 million cars fall under both recalls, which now affect at least 6.5 million cars.
Here's the full list of cars affected by this latest recall (Lexus and Scion models are not affected):
- 2009-2010 RAV4
- 2009-2010 Corolla
- 2009-2010 Matrix 2005-2010 Avalon
- 2007-2010 Camry
- 2010 Highlander
- 2007-2010 Tundra
- 2008-2010 Sequoia
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