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Massive Car Recall

January 30, 2010, 5:29 AM
After recalling 2.3 million cars in the U.S., Toyota is extending its recalls to Europe where another 1.8 million cars will be recalled. “The carmaker says it will recall eight models including the Yaris, the Corolla and the RAV4 sports utility vehicle. On Thursday, Toyota announced it was recalling 1.1 million more cars in the US, a day after suspending sales of eight popular US models. Toyota then widened the recall to Europe and China. Last week it recalled 2.3 million US cars with faulty pedals. In a statement, the company said the precise number of European vehicles involved was still under investigation, ‘but may reach up to 1.8 million vehicles.’ The eight models recalled are the AYGO, iQ, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Verso, Avensis and RAV4 and cover manufacturing dates going back to February 2005. The recall does not affect Lexus models, Toyota said. ‘We understand that the current situation is creating concerns and we deeply regret it,’ said Tadashi Arashima, the chief executive of Toyota Motor Europe. Toyota said it was not aware of any accidents resulting from the issue and that only a limited number of incidents involving accelerator pedals had been reported in Europe.”
 

Massive Car Recall

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