In some of the cases, the carmaker said, it has evidence that the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake.
Other recalls[ edit ] On February 8,Toyota announced a recall of approximately 7, early model year 4-cylinder Camrys due to the possibility of the power steering hose rubbing into the front brake line which may cause a brake fluid leak. On February 12,Toyota recalled approximately 8, model year 4WD Tacoma trucks for potential front drive shaft issues.
The recall involves inspecting a drive shaft component which if cracked will be replaced. Most affected vehicles The toyota recall not been sold. According to Toyota USA, frame corrosion could allow spare tires or the fuel tank to fall off the vehicle.
On July 7,Toyota recalledLexus and Crown vehicles worldwide for improperly manufactured valve springs. According to Toyota, the condition can cause rough idling and potential engine stalling.
On October 21,Toyota announced a recall of 1. The recall concerns brake fluid leakage from the master cylinder U. On November 9,Toyota announced a recall ofvehiclesin the U. The recall concerns a steering problem caused by the misalignment of the inner and outer rings of the crankshaft pulley, which could cause a noise or the Check Engine light to illuminate; if this problem is not corrected, the power steering belt can fall off the pulley, which can cause a sudden loss of power assist.
On October 10,Toyota announced a recall of 7. Vehicles in overseas markets are also affected. The recall concerns a problem with the driver's side power window switch that "sticks" and could lead it to melt or catch fire.
The recall concerns the airbag module, which can cause the airbag to inflate improperly. This recall concerns loose nuts on the wiper blades, which can cause the wipers to fail, especially if there is a heavy buildup of snow.
On March 15,Toyota announced a recall ofvehicles in the US.
The recall concerns the driver and front passenger seat belt retractors, which can come loose, especially if the rear doors are slammed repeatedly. Investigations[ edit ] Numerous investigations have taken place, including those by the U.
The Wall Street Journal reported, "Even when dealers and auto makers suspect driver error, it is difficult for them to outright blame their customers for fear of alienating them or appearing insensitive",  which USA Today also suggested.
The car's floor mats were found in the trunk of the car, where owners had been advised to put them as part of the recall. According to Santucci in his deposition, his former NHTSA colleagues decided not to investigate some incidents involving acceleration lasting longer than 1 second. The decision to exclude certain incidents from the investigation apparently reduced the significance of the issue to the NHTSA at least on paper.
Although there were hundreds of complaints, the NHTSA found no evidence of defects; and in every case, Toyota provided data it said showed no such evidence.
On November 2,the NHTSA denied a petition to reopen previously closed unintended investigations of Toyota vehicles, stating they were unlikely to reach any new conclusions.
NHTSA stated that it was unable to find electronic throttle defects, but identified floor mat entrapment and pedals that were slow to return to idle as two causes of Toyota complaints. NHTSA also stated it could only verify one Toyota unintended acceleration accident caused by a vehicle defect.
On February 24,Toyota responded that it "has rigorously tested its solutions" and are "confident" with the recall repairs, but that it would continue to monitor other possible contributing factors for unintended acceleration, including mechanical, electronics, and driver error.
Quite frankly, I fear the pace at which we have grown may have been too quick. I would like to point out here that Toyota's priority has traditionally been the following: These priorities became confused, and we were not able to stop, think, and make improvements as much as we were able to before, and our basic stance to listen to customers' voices to make better products has weakened somewhat.
We pursued growth over the speed at which we were able to develop our people and our organization, and we should sincerely be mindful of that. I regret that this has resulted in the safety issues described in the recalls we face today, and I am deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced.
Especially, I would like to extend my condolences to the members of the Saylor family, for the accident in San Diego. I would like to send my prayers again, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again.
The letter also noted there were " LaHood later retracted his statement, stating it was "obviously, a misstatement.
This happened in June when he was driving home from church with his family and exiting the highway. In Maya vehicle inspector hired by attorneys for the convicted man reported finding problems with the car's accelerator system.
Prior to the ruling, Gaertner offered Lee release with the condition that he would still have a felony conviction on his record, barring him from driving privileges for ten years, and that he would be jailed if arrested for anything else.Learn more about the Toyota RAV4 seatbelt recall in the Tampa, Florida area.
Find out whether your Toyota RAV4 qualifies for the latest seatbelt recall. PLANO, Texas, (December 13, ) – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of four Model Year Toyota Avalon and eight Model Year Toyota .
Nov 22, · Toyota Sienna recalled to fix sliding doors. Defective sliding doors that could open while the vehicle is in motion have prompted a safety recall of about , Toyota . 12 days ago · Toyota is planning to recall more than 1 million vehicles globally to fix a possible fire risk related to a wiring harness issue.
The recall concerns some , vehicles in the United States. Toyota notifies NHTSA late in the day that it will expand its November 25 recall to cover an additional million vehicles.
The recall now includes the Toyota Venza and more model years of the Toyota Highlander, as well as the Pontiac Vibe. Toyota has initiated a nationwide Safety Recall action related to the Driver's dual-stage airbag inflators in – model year RAV4 vehicles.
This is the only Toyota model in the United States and United States Territories involving Driver's airbag inflators.