Sunday, January 24, 2010

Toyota to Recall 2.3 Million Vehicles with Gas Pedal Problems

Drivers use gas pedals if they want to accelerate or maintain their speed while driving. Defective gas pedals or gas pedals that suddenly become stuck may trigger an accident.

This problem caused Toyota Motor Corp. to recall around 2.3 million U.S. vehicles. It will be conducted to address the problem regarding sticking accelerator pedals.

Vehicles that will be affected include 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 RAV4, 2005-2010 Avalon, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2010 Highlander, 2007-2010 Camry, 2008-2010 Sequioia, and 2007-2010 Tundra.

Reports stated that the automaker is conducting the recall because the pedal mechanism of such vehicles is becoming worn out and stuck in some cases.

Toyota also conducted a 4.2 million vehicle recall two months ago to correct a problem concerning pedals that can get stuck because of insecure floor mats.

Auto manufacturing companies should be careful in making gas pedals because the movement of a vehicle depends on it. Recalls and possible injuries may be easily avoided if only these companies would be more cautious in producing quality car parts that will not suddenly get stuck or malfunction when being used.