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toyota trouble round-up: what to do now

by:JHY     2019-10-31
NEW YORK (CNNMoney. com)--
Toyota\'s problems are faster than the automaker\'s handling of them.
After two different memories of various models of the accelerator pedal problem, the iconic Prius had a brake problem.
Here\'s an overview of the problem, the cars involved, and what to do if your car gets stuck in it.
What\'s the problem with Prius brakesWhat?
In some cases, especially when traveling on rough or bumpy roads, the speed is relatively low, and the driver complains about the short but significant delay in braking performance.
Is it a crash?
Yes, there are at least four car accidents in the United States. S.
The problem was allegedly caused.
Which cars are involved?
Toyota Prius produced 2010 models by January 2010.
Toyota is also investigating whether the Lexus HS250h hybrid, which shares mechanical components with Toyota Prius, has similar problems.
Is there a recall?
No, at least not yet.
Is there a solution?
It hasn\'t been announced yet, but Toyota has solved the problem of the car going offline, so there seems to be some sort of solution.
Now Toyota has to figure out how to make that change for cars that are already on the road.
What should I do?
Of course, the safest thing to do is not drive until the problem is solved.
If you do drive, please pay attention to this issue and allow additional follow distance, and stop a little earlier when red light and parking signs appear, especially if the road is choppy
David Champion, director of Consumer Reports automotive testing, also reminded drivers not to release the brake pedal if they feel a power outage.
Instead, press your foot hard on the brake pedal and don\'t brake.
Is there any problem?
Over time, the accelerator pedals of some cars become sticky.
At first they just get harder to push down and when you lift your feet out of the gas they come back slower.
In the worst case, the pedals on these cars get partially stuck.
Is it a crash?
No crash or injury was reported due to this issue.
Which cars are involved? Toyota\'s 2009-
2010 RAV4, Corolla and carcass models; the 2005-2010 Avalon;
2010 from Highlander; 2007-
2010 Tundra and 2008-2010 Sequoia; and some 2007-2010 Camrys (
Only products with accelerator pedal assembly produced by specific Toyota suppliers;
Your dealer can check).
Lexus or Scion models are not involved.
Is there a recall? Yes , 2.
3 million.
Is there a solution? Yes.
Toyota dealers can install a small metal plate to reduce the wear and tear of plastic parts.
What should I do?
Fix your car as soon as possible.
If your accelerator pedal starts to feel sticky, stop driving immediately, Toyota said.
Park in a safe place and call the dealer.
If the pedal is stuck in the falling part, applying the brake should be enough to slow down the car and control it.
Don\'t start the brakes, though.
This will only weaken your power brake.
Instead, hold down the brakes.
In addition, at the same time, you can turn the transmission to neutral gear, which will prevent the engine from driving the wheel.
Keep in mind that these situations rarely occur.
Is there any problem with the foot pedal?
In some cars, the accelerator pedal may be stuck on the edge of the floor mat, especially when the full thickness
Use weather mats, or when they are stacked with each other.
In this case, the pedal can be stuck almost all the time on the floor, causing particularly dangerous situations.
Is it a crash?
Yes, there have been crashes and some deaths due to this problem.
Which cars are involved? 2008-
Highlander-
Corolla 004-
2010 Venza, 2009-
2010 Matrix, 2009-
2010 Pontiac Vibe (
A version of The Matrix), 2007-
2010 Toyota Camry, 2005-
2010 Avalon, 2004-
2009 Prius, 2005-
2010 Tacoma, 2007-
2010 Tundra and 2007-
2010 Lexus ES350 2006-
2010 and 2006-2010 IS350.
Is there a recall? Yes 5.
The floor mat has recalled 3 million vehicles.
Is there a solution? Yes.
The dealer will change the shape of the accelerator pedal to prevent the accelerator pedal from being stuck on the floor pad even if thick or stacked floor pads are used.
In some cars, the floor area under the accelerator pedal may also change slightly in order to make more space.
What should I do?
Fix your car as soon as possible.
If your car has not been repaired, remove the floor mat.
If your accelerator pedal is stuck in a \"floating\" position, immediately transfer the transmission to a \"neutral\" position and press the brake pedal hard.
Instead of stepping on the brakes, apply uniform pressure.
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