• Feb 1, 2010
Autoblog's Ultimate Toyota Recall Guide – Click above to view

Recalls happen all the time in the auto industry. Some are glitches that affect things like window switches, radio buttons and seat recliners. Others, however, involve more complicated components that directly affect your safety while driving. It's important that all recalls are handled well by auto manufacturers so that every owner of a recalled vehicle has the opportunity to get his or her vehicle fixed in a timely manner. Most of the time, that's exactly what happens. Sometimes, it doesn't. The situation involving Toyota vehicles that may experience sudden unintended acceleration is one of those times.

As things stand, the information out there regarding two major recalls of select Toyota vehicles – one for floormats and another for sticking accelerator pedals – is confusing, so we've assembled the Ultimate Toyota Recall Guide for every current owner of an affected Toyota vehicle and anyone considering the purchase of a Toyota vehicle in the near future. We hope it aids your understanding of what's going on, though there are still many unanswered questions so keep coming back to it as we update its content on a daily basis.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm curious. Subaru builds the Camry in Lafayette, IN along with the Subaru Outback, Legacy, and Tribeca. Do they share parts bins, or is SAI Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc using gas pedals for the subies completely different parts from different bins? Or did Subie use brake cut in the ECU programing?

        • 4 Years Ago
        No they don't they started building there since Toyota bought up shares in Subaru from GM 3 years ago. But so far none of toyota's parts are shared with subaru until the FT-86 arrives.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Apparently, VW has implemented a fuel cut-off "

      HAD. They DID implement it the better part of a decade ago. It's one of those things you include, like traction control standard, on all your models... if you're not cutting corners to increase profits at all costs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda does not have a brake override system either. They choose to "respect the desire of the driver," as they told the Washington Post.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bought a 2010 Prius in December and I have had 4 quick actions about my brake. I would be coming to a stop sign and start pressing down on the brake pedal and the car would seem like it accelerated forward on me as I am trying to stop. I also have a problem with the claim that this car get 50-60 MPG. I am averaging 43 MPG. So this is another problem with my 2010 model. So does this mean I was sold a LEMON ???????
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where are these defective cars? These parties all have a vested interest to show them to the world:

      The US government
      The media
      Toyota's competitors
      Disgruntled Toyota owners

      So where are they?

        • 4 Years Ago
        the US govt?
        so that sales of GM and Chrysler can go up?
      • 4 Years Ago
      My sister owns a 2009 Toyota Corolla so I have a bit of interest in this issue. The thing that I think about the "sudden acceleration" is that people have said that it happened out of nowhere... but the official cause for this is a bearing in the gas pedal that gets stuck. If it was a bearing, then wouldn't the pedal just get stuck at a certain angle after you let go of the gas pedal? It wouldn't be a sudden acceleration, it would be more like accelerating and then the car doesn't stop accelerating after you take your foot off the gas pedal.

      My sister says she has experienced a couple times a "surging" experience when driving the Corolla. She says the car feels like it speeds up a bit all of the sudden. I told her to look at the tachometer next time this happens to see if the engine is actually revving higher at the time that this occurs.

      She took the Corolla to the dealer and they checked it and told her that they couldn't replicate the issue so they had no answers.

      I just think there is more to this than the bearing in the gas pedal and I hope for safety's sake that they fix this soon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ Madtuscan. I drove a 2008 Camry on Saturday night and I can tell you that the ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu trounces the Camry in every way. The Camry's interior, though nice to look at is low quality. The steering felt artificial, the suspension was floaty, and the car as a whole didn't feel well built. The only good thing I can say about the Camry is that the styling is nice for a toyota and the seats were comfortable but not supportive. And far as reliability, the camry is not tops anymore and actually never was. The Ford Fusion is more reliable as well as the Malibu. Meanwhile besides the pedal issue, this Generation Camry is known to give transmission hiccups and engine problems (they are minor) that mimic what the 1997 Camry's had. Ford and GM beat Toyota at its own game, and it has been getting notice long before the pedal fiasco of Toyota.
        • 4 Years Ago
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stzfm3eKSe8

        Every car has problems. Even 2010 Ford Fusions.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ugh. I drove mine yesterday, it's the little things which disappoint. The dash trim not lining up with the ac vents, the a pillar airbag cover coming off all by its lonesome. It's like talking to a contractor who spots problems with what's on the surface and grumbles there must be issues underneath. It's the same reason VW/Audi do silly things like carpet the glove box, to try and present an allure of attention to detail. Allure being the key word lol. But I feel you man. I can't wait until Audi brings something decent with diesel... or maybe I'll just dump the Camry for a Q5 hybrid when that comes.
      gary
      • 4 Years Ago
      Toyota is covering up all these problems. They made a decision to go for quaunity over quaility. Its a software problem and they dont know the cause.Wait until toyota;s w/repaired gas pedels take off on the owner!!! Then what another sorry?? Brake problems also?? This is more than a minor problem>>
      • 4 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvZ3gIfkBWM

      I would actually like to see more independent testing outside of Toyota and the nhtsa. Also, where is the video examples of these failures? I'm not finding them on youtube.

      • 4 Years Ago
      When is toyota just going to fall on their sword and buy back all of these Deathmobiles and get the heck out of the US market? Get these terribly dangerous, Family Killing, Death Rides off America's highways! This is criminal and their CEO should be imprisoned!

      Toyota Quality! OOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhh What a Feeling!!!!!!! As you and your family plow face first into a wall!

      "God Bless the Christian Nation of America"

      NRA

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        • 4 Years Ago
        I hope you're a troll.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And this (people like you) is why America is going down the tubes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Apparently, VW has implemented a fuel cut-off when the driver applies the brakes. A report of CBS/Consumer
      Reports test of a Toyota vs. a Jetta here.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/22/earlyshow/contributors/susankoeppen/main6128463.shtml

      Glad I own a Jetta TD!.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nearly all carmakers implement that in their DBW systems...but Toyota was 'moving forward' and did not.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am not sure which other manufacturers (other than VW) have implemented automatic fuel cutoff when you apply the brakes, I have read that the German manufacturers BMW and Mercedes have. Also, I have read that some Chrysler products have automatic fuel cut-off when you apply the brakes. Don't know if this is accurate though.

        What I do not understand is why Toyota and all manufacturers have not implemented it. I think in the case of the Lexis crash it would have saved those lives.
      • 4 Years Ago
      John, I'd like to see Sam do a demonstration of installing the shim. Where did that pedal come from, anyway? Looks like somebody cut the harness, instead of unplugging the connector. Makes me think that was a junkyard car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It came from one of those crashed cars that inadvertently accelerated.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, the part came from a parts salvage yard. It was from a 2009 Toyota Camry.
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