• May 5, 2010
Somehow, we're guessing that the "any publicity is good publicity" cliche isn't ringing particularly true with Toyota these days. That said, we do have to give some props to the automaker for being open about the current state of its recent recall woes. According to Toyota, roughly 3.2 million of its many recall notices have been fulfilled.

Yes, that number sounds like a lot. Bear in mind, though, that Toyota isn't even halfway finished with its recalls. In fact, there are about 4.6 million more of the notices out there that have yet to be fulfilled. And the actual breakdown of which recalls have been completed is also rather interesting.

Says Toyota, "Approximately 70 percent of the sticking pedal modifications have been completed on the 2.3 million vehicles that have been recalled... and more than 75 percent of the ABS program updates have been performed on the 147,500 Prius and Lexus models that were recalled."

Not bad, but there's still some worrying data. "Approximately 27 percent of the floor mat entrapment modifications have been completed on the 5.4 million vehicles that were recalled for this issue," continues Toyota.

We have to wonder if people aren't taking the floor mat entrapment issue seriously, or if perhaps the general populace is content just to chuck their mats into the trash bin in lieu of a seemingly odd tie wrap resolution. In any case, check out all the details in the press release after the break.

[Source: Toyota]
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Toyota Passes 3 Million Milestone in Implementing Recall Remedies

TORRANCE, Calif., May 4, 2010 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today provided a report on the significant progress that has been made to modify recalled Toyota and Lexus vehicles. To date, more than three million remedies have been performed for three recent recalls, including approximately:

• 1.6 million to address the potential for sticking accelerator pedals,
• 1.5 million to address the potential for floor mat pedal entrapment, and
• 115,000 program updates to the anti-lock brake systems (ABS) in certain 2010 Prius and Lexus models.

More than 732,000 vehicles have received both the floor mat and sticking pedal modifications, bringing the total number of recalled vehicles that have been serviced to approximately 2.4 million.

"Toyota and Lexus dealers continue to make significant progress in servicing customers' recalled vehicles as quickly and conveniently as possible, and we appreciate their extraordinary efforts," said Steve St. Angelo, Toyota Chief Quality Officer for North America. "Over the past three months, Toyota has delivered on its commitment to listen to the voices of customers more intently and respond more swiftly and effectively to their needs. Above all, we want to thank our customers for their patience as we implement the recall remedies, and we won't let them down."

To date, approximately 70 percent of the sticking pedal modifications have been completed on the 2.3 million vehicles that have been recalled, for an average of more than 120,000 remedies performed per week.

Approximately 27 percent of the floor mat entrapment modifications have been completed on the 5.4 million vehicles that were recalled for this issue, and more than 75 percent of the ABS program updates have been performed on the 147,500 Prius and Lexus models that were recalled.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      yayyyyyy... now maybe they'll call me to fix the stuff I really want done... new A pillar trim piece... new mpg needle (that'll be fun to see if they do the whole dash! weee), new seatbelt latch for the back seat (more rattles than a vw, awesome). Of course all the parts will come in at different times for maximum fun at the toyota dealership.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a TOYOTA press release, genius. Autoblog is simply passing the info along.
      • 4 Years Ago
      if i see this image once more,i will commit suicide !!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      May not want to cast aspersions when you mistake a louver for an entire hood. ;-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      What was the accident rate? 0.1%? Schmucks, this is a waste of time all for nothing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Right. So there was no need to recall then.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wiggy, there's a 2% chance of one's mother dying in a traffic accident regardless of what she drives, which makes the recall-related risk mere piffle.

        Anyway, you can always teach her how to shift into Neutral and advise her not to buy foot-thick floor mats.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The complaint rate is like .00012% if you take into account all Toyota models with electronic throttle controls...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Then be mad at Toyota for making a PRESS RELEASE ABOUT BEING HALF WAY.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why doesn't Autoblog send me reminders warning me about getting struck by lightning or bitten by a shark?

      I hear the odds are better!
      • 4 Years Ago
      att : autoblog ... can you now report what percentage of every other recall by every other automaker has been completed.

      Example - Ford is recalling approx 10 million vehicles world wide for Cruise Control faults ... what percentage of that recall has now been fulfilled ??
        • 4 Years Ago
        Shane,
        Valid question but if you're asking AB, you need to replace GM, Ford, etc with Toyota to get a response.
        • 4 Years Ago
        not gona happen as autoblog loves to hate on toyota. In fact they don't like most japanese cars and they feeding the trolls of this site.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm...did the people at autoblog invest all their money in Ford stocks?
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      All you defending Toyota in here are just blindly sucking the teet of Toyota or you would realize TOYOTA had a PRESS RELEASE regarding the very information you are reading in this post.

      How does that make Auto blog suddenly biased toward Toyota? Just because you're not used to Asian brands having quality issues doesn't mean it doesn't exist, can not be talked about or magically disappear.

      The recalls of GM and Hummer were also covered on Auto blog, and they represent only a tiny fraction of the amount recalled by Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So many Toyota apologists here.
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