Toyota suspends sales and production of 8 models

Toyota suspends sales and production of 8 models

Toyota has announced that it will cease North American production of eight models, including the high-volume selling Corolla, until an accelerator problem is resolved. The company has also expanded an existing recall related to a sticking accelerator pedal that has been linked to 20 deaths and 2,000 complaints in the States

In Europe there have been reports of a similar problem, however, the recall and sales break only affects North America.

In addition to the Corolla, the world’s largest automaker is stopping sales and assembly of the Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, and Tundra.  A massive 56% of Toyota’s December U.S. sales came from those eight models.  Toyota is also closing seven factories in North America for at least a week while there is an internal investigation into the situation.

The sudden acceleration problem was initially linked to faulty floor mats, which led to the recall of 2.5 million vehicles.  This week’s announcement increases the recall to cover 4.8 million vehicles sold since 2005.  The complaints were first reported to Toyota by Tundra owners back in 2007.

Toyota has announced that it will cease North American production of eight models, including the high-volume selling Corolla, until an accelerator problem is resolved. The company has also expanded an existing recall related to a sticking accelerator pedal that has been linked to 20 deaths and 2,000 complaints in the States

In Europe there have been reports of a similar problem, however, the recall and sales break only affects North America.

In addition to the Corolla, the world’s largest automaker is stopping sales and assembly of the Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, and Tundra.  A massive 56% of Toyota’s December U.S. sales came from those eight models.  Toyota is also closing seven factories in North America for at least a week while there is an internal investigation into the situation.

The sudden acceleration problem was initially linked to faulty floor mats, which led to the recall of 2.5 million vehicles.  This week’s announcement increases the recall to cover 4.8 million vehicles sold since 2005.  The complaints were first reported to Toyota by Tundra owners back in 2007.

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