Toyota to recall vehicles for undercarriage rust issues

December 1st, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Toyota Washington, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Toyota was in the midst of a recall, which was affecting over 3.8 million vehicles, for a gas-pedal issue. Toyota had said that it would fix accelerator pedals on 3.8 million vehicles in the United States in order to prevent them from becoming stuck and leading to unintentional acceleration. But this was hardly over when some other trouble is also rocking their paradise. And the latest issue is undercarriage rust issue.

So Toyota was left with no alternative but to issue a recall on all 110,000 Tundra’s from model year 2000 through 2003, which were sold in cold weather states for potential undercarriage rust.

A statement from Toyota says that trucks in the District of Columbia along with the involved cold climate states with high road salt usage are: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

And customers with potential questions are asked to call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

The eight models involved in the gas pedal issue are Camry 2007 to 2010 (model year), Avalon (2005-2010), Prius (2004-2009), Tacoma (2005-2010), Tundra (2007-2010), Lexus ES350 (2007-2010), Lexus IS250 (2006-2010), and Lexus IS350 (2006-2010).

Toyota also said that it would also install a brake override system onto the involved models “as an extra measure of confidence.” This particular information makes Toyota all the more wary of potential failures in their vehicles, which are being recalled again and again.

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