January 29, 2010


New safety fears have been raised about some of the Toyota range, with as many as 2.3 million cars in the United States being recalled.

The Japanese car maker announced the recall after a potential design problem with the accelerator. It was found that the accelerator pad was sticking and not returning to the idle position.

Toyota looked into certain isolated cases and concluded that the floor mat may explain why the problem was occurring. However, there have been over 100 reported incidents, including 17 crashes and 5 fatalities thought to be linked with the faulty cars.

This is not the first recall for Toyota and comes with a huge price, as Toyota tries to recover from last year’s recall which saw its first big loss in 60 years.

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