On Tuesday, Toyota Motor Corporation made an announcement to its 1,200 dealers in the United States to halt sales of the eight models in the recall list last week due to stuck gas pedal.
Last week, Toyota made a recall to its 2.3 million vehicles in the United States. The recall said that vehicle owners should fix their gas pedals with mechanical problems which made their cars stuck.
Some months ago, Toyota made its first recall to 4.2 million vehicles as gas pedals became stuck under floor mats, resulting in sudden speeding up. Such acceleration also led to crashes and even deaths.
Reason for the second recall on Thursday was that gas pedal mechanism can cause some potential problems although the vehicle has a floor mat or not.
The affected vehicles in the Toyota announcement were 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. Of the eight models, Camry and Corolla are the top selling products. Basing on the location of manufacture, some certain 2007-2010 Camry sedans will also be suspended.
On Monday, The Japanese automobile producer also said that these eight models will not be produced on five assembly lines in the United States and Canada.
The eight suspended models in the new instruction are sold with great volume in the United States. However, the world's largest automaker did not make clear about the duration of halting sales of these vehicles. Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons also said in his statement that he would not speculate on how long the decision was in effect.
The new announcement did not affect Lexus Division or Scion vehicles. Therefore, Lexus and the other products which are not listed in the recall will still be available for sale.
Toyota is the Motor Corporation who is well-known for its production of safe and dependable vehicles. However, the company has not been prestigious as it was in previous time due to recent serious safety recalls.