Toyota in the middle of a massive recallMikey 8 comments
How's this for a royal pain in the backside - if you're Toyota anyway. The car manufacturer has voluntarily recalled 2.3 million vehicles out of fear that a sticky accelerator pedal issue might, you know, cause some serious harm.
But that's not all. If this wasn't bad enough, Toyota are currently in the middle of an existing 4.2 million Lexus recall for a similar problem they're calling 'pedal entrapment' which occurs when floor mats don't go where they are supposed to.
"Our investigation indicates that there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position. Consistent with our commitment to the safety of our cars and our customers, we have initiated this voluntary recall action."
Kudos for the effort. I guess after repairing the same fault 6.4 million times they will become quite proficient at it, and also learn a harsh lesson in quality assurance.
Oh what a feeling.