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#7 of 11 Massive Recall !!
Jan 21, 2010 (7:21 pm)
Today Toyota has officially recalled 2.3 million (so far) vehicles to fix the sticking accelerator pedal problem. This event can occur even if the previously suspect floor mats are NOT in the car. As more information becomes available it will certainly be posted in these forums.
For now, all drivers should use extreme CAUTION when depressing the accelerator to pass. Be alert. Tell your husband/wife and children about this if they drive the car. And keep the forum up to date on all personal experiences...
#8 of 11 Massive Recall !!
Jan 27, 2010 (5:23 am)
I'll google it, but is there a list of cars that are being recalled? Mine is an '07 Avalon.
Friends of ours have a Camry (don't recall the year) that's had the acceleration problem and brought to the dealership several times only to be told it was their fault for the accelerator catching on the carpet. No doubt they'll be glad Toyota is recalling their car.
Edited to add:
A quick google search found this:
In June 2008, Toyota decided the issue was a "driveability issue unrelated to safety."
It subsequently received similar complaints in Europe. By October 2009, Toyota had received reports in the United States of sticking accelerator pedals, which led to today's recall.
No fix or timetable has been announced.
The new recall includes:
• 2009-10 RAV4
• 2009-10 Corolla
• 2009-10 Matrix
• 2005-10 Avalon
• 2007-10 Camry
• 2010 Highlander
• 2007-10 Tundra
• 2008-10 Sequoia
The 2009-10 Pontiac Vibe -- which was assembled at the same factory as the Matrix -- is also going to be recalled.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100121/AUTO01/1210492/Toyota-issues-new-recall-- of-2.3M-vehicles#ixzz0dopcOtHJ
If "No fix or timetable has been announced." then what's the recall all about? Giving your car back to Toyota until they find out what needs to be fixed and how to fix it?
#10 of 11 Re: Sr. Citizen's Questions On Avalon Reliabilty, etc., Please [bobr14]
Aug 18, 2010 (3:18 pm)
I am highly suspicious of the quality of technology in the Avalon. I bought a new 2008 Avalon Limited. The FM radio worked fine for two years and then the FM became full of static, almost completely unusable. Toyota representatives can't/won't fix it and tell me that this is normal for this car! If they can't provide reliable or repair ancient FM radio technology, imagine how screwed-up other technology in this car may be.
#11 of 11 reliability
Jul 10, 2011 (6:24 am)
This car has almost 70k. No issues with it except xenon on driver's side stopped auto balancing. I have ignored it and it is adjusted fine for me. Car has been rock solid and I have yet to find a better replacement for me. I like to swap out cars before 100k... The hype on toyota was very political as far as I am concerned. I would buy another. I always put mobile 1 in for service. Now all the new toyota recommendations I am told are going to synthetic.