Toyota suspends sale and production of eight vehicle models

Locals react to recall

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:22pm

An NBC33 Safety Alert...Toyota has suspended the sale and production of a number of vehicles today after eight models were recalled last week.

Those models are:
2009/2010 Rav4
2009/2010 Corolla
2009/2010 Matrix
2010 Highlander except hybrid models
2008-2010 Sequoia
Certain 2007-2010 Camry
2007-2010 Tundra
2005-2010 Avalon

Some folks are having trouble with gas pedals that get stuck causing cars to accelerate when they're not supposed to. Locals say they're surprised by the massive recall. People with recalled vehicles should have received a notice in the mail, but Toyota officials say no action is required as of now from owners unless they are experiencing the rare problem.

Officials say the company is still evaluating the financial impact of closing down five of it's plants in February. Right now there is no time frame to correct the remedy.

If you have questions about the recall, call 1-800-331-4331.

Check out http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/default.aspx for more information.