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Toyota recalls to fix various problems

December 23, 2009

Recalls to fix various problems

Since 2000, Toyota has issued eight unique recalls to fix various problems that it said could cause unintended acceleration or a loss of speed control, according to a Times computerized search of federal regulatory filings. The recalls, including the identifying recall number, are listed below:

* 1998-2001 Camry: The accelerator cable housing could be deformed and break, potentially causing the throttle to stick. 01V012000.

* 2000 Tacoma, Echo, Corolla and Camry: A clip that holds a speed control device to the accelerator linkage could break and cause the accelerator to stick. 00V252000.

* 2004 Sienna: A missing retention clip can cause interior trim panel to interfere with the accelerator pedal. 09V023000.

* 2004-06 Highlander and Lexus RX: Clips used to hold a console cover can come loose and interfere with the accelerator pedal. 06V253000.

* 2004-10 some or all of the following models: Camry, Avalon, Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus ES 350, Lexus IS 250/350. The accelerator pedal can become trapped by an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. 09V388000.

* 2006 Lexus IS 250: Inadequate clearance between the accelerator pedal and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle carpet can interfere with the accelerator pedal. 05V565000.

* 2006-07 Scion xA and Scion xB: A speed control device may have a faulty module that prevents the throttle from returning to idle when pushed once. 07V030000.

* 2007-08 Camry, Lexus ES350: Certain all-weather floor mats, if not secured by clips, can interfere with accelerator pedal. 07E082000.

Source: Times research

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