Toyota is recalling 2.17 million vehicles to address problems that can cause sudden acceleration. As you know, Toyota has been under scrutiny for acceleration problems that have caused numerous injuries and deaths since Fall 2009. This batch of recalls comes in addition to earlier recalls for similar issues, the LA Times reports.
Already Toyota has recalled a total of 14 million vehicles to “address a series of safety and quality issues,” the majority for sudden-acceleration-related flaws. The automaker was inspected by both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and NASA for problems related to sudden acceleration, and though it was “determined that an electronic cause for sudden acceleration could not be found,” problems with pedal interference are real. It was shown that the shape and functionality of interior panels and carpeting can interfere with the accelerator pedal, causing it to stick.
The Toyota models currently being recalled are:
The 4Runner, Rav4 and Lexus LX, model years ranging from 2004 through 2011, depending on the vehicle. For more information, visit Toyota’s recall site and/or call your local Toyota dealer.
Source: LA Times