Toyota Suspending Sales of 8 Vehicle Models

POSTED: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 11:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota is suspending U.S. sales of eight
recalled vehicle models to fix accelerator pedals that stick.

As part of the plan, Toyota is halting production at five
manufacturing facilities for the week of Feb. 1 "to assess and
coordinate activities."

There are 2.3 million vehicles involved in the recall, which was
announced last week.

The Japanese automaker says the sales suspension includes the
2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the
2005-2010 Avalon, the 2007-2010 Camry, the 2010 Highlander, the
2007-2010 Tundra and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.

The recall came months after Toyota recalled 4.2 million
vehicles due to gas pedals that could become trapped under floor
mats, causing the vehicle to accelerate.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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