"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.