Toyota's European Recall: 8 Models, 1.8 Million Cars

Following a weekend of uncertainty regarding the number of vehicles and models affected by Toyota's stuck accelerator pedal in Europe, the Japanese carmaker managed to add the numbers and released full details on its European recall. According to Toyota, there are 1.8 million vehicles in need of servicing in Europe, involving 8 models: 2005-2009 Aygo, 2008-2009 iQ, 2005-2009 Yaris, 2006-2009 Corolla, 2006-2010 Auris, 2009-2010 Verso, 2008-2009 Avensis and 2005-2009 RAV4.
Even with these details released, the mayhem may not stop here. Toyota says it still hasn't finished the investigation and the number of vehicles affected may grow.

"We understand that the current situation is creating concerns, and we deeply regret it. We would also like to reassure customers: the potential accelerator pedal issue only occurs in very rare circumstances. The announced action is a preventive measure aimed to guarantee the highest safety standards to all customers," Tadashi Arashima, Toyota Europe CEO said in a release.

So far, Toyota's accelerator pedal fallout extended to China, where Ford decided to stop production of the Transit Classic and to other European carmakers. Earlier today, the PSA Peugeot Citroen group announced it too is recalling several hundred thousand vehicles (C1 and 107) which are built together with Toyota's Aygo.

As with all vehicles in Toyota's massive recall, all the models listed above feature a potentially faulty accelerator pedal mechanisms. The corrective measures will be communicated to customers as soon as possible.
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