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#6 of 3623 Japanese manufactured cars too?
Jan 27, 2010 (7:46 am)
We leased a 2010 Rav4 Limited last week at Prestige Toyota in NJ. I spoke with the sales manager today, he said that our vehicle was manufactured in Japan (a "J" in the VIN number) and that it was not effected by this recall. Is that true? I wanted confirmation from Toyota, but their "Customer Experience" number is jammed and they are not accepting calls at this time. Any Toyota experts out there to confirm?
#7 of 3623 Re: No Lexus? [ponderpoint]
Jan 27, 2010 (7:48 am)
The final nail in the coffin was the fellow that drove his Toyota into a dealership with WOT and no floor mat or other obstruction. That got documented by main stream news and Toyota could no longer cover up the fact that they knew as far back as 2008 that their DBW system had some flaws. I would expect Lexus to be included in this most recent recall. Though the case in San Diego is more likely the floor mat problem.
#8 of 3623 Funny the Lexus ES...
Jan 27, 2010 (7:58 am)
...isn't on that list as it's essentially a super-deluxe Camry.
#10 of 3623 Only certain suppliers of Toyota gas pedals effected
Jan 27, 2010 (9:04 am)
Are the 2010 XLE models also effected?
Toyota has two US suppliers for gas pedals, Denso and CTS. Denso pedals have been determined to be fine. The CTS pedals have a small error in design, but not critical. Toyota has determined that a small shim will cure any possibility of a CTS pedal sticking. It has sent the engineering work to NHTSA and if approved they can build 200,000 shims per day. This situation does not call for hysteria, as only a handful of accidents have happened on these vehicles in spite of billions of miles of driving.
#11 of 3623 Re: Japanese manufactured cars too? [e2brooday]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2010 (9:06 am)
From our understanding, all 2009-2010 Corolla, 2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 RAV4 are affected, but only if their 17-digit VIN number DOES NOT start with "JT".
#12 of 3623 recall of 8 toyotas
Jan 27, 2010 (9:14 am)
It is bad enouung to have 1 car recalled I purchased 2 Toyotas this year a RAV4 & Sport Highlander. Do I buy an extra seat belt or helmet
#13 of 3623 Re: Japanese manufactured cars too? [e2brooday]
Jan 27, 2010 (9:22 am)
Supposedly the problem part was built in Canada and only used in US built Toyotas. The Japanese built ones have a denso built part so no problem.
#14 of 3623 "Final Answer...??"
Jan 27, 2010 (9:29 am)
Not so sure.
Seems to me a "binding" gas pedal would be noticed, noticeable, long before it fully binds, fully binds WIDE OPEN.
#15 of 3623 Re: "Final Answer...??" [wwest]
Jan 27, 2010 (9:34 am)
Is there some way an owner can determine the source of the potentiometer part of the gas pedal, Denso or CTS. That might help some people feel better since the problematic version causing this type of unintended acceleration seems to be the CTS company's product.
Is the outside labeling visible to someone with their head under the dash, e.g.?
Is the morphology of the item different from the other brand?