The recent Toyota recall has brought them to the forefront of the news, and to the top of the list with current and potential owners. While all automotive manufacturers have an issue recalls, safety or not, the concern with most people is the spread of this particular situation. Halting assembly lines, and freezing the sales of future Toyota vehicles until the issue is resolved, seems to be the greatest concern with consumers.
So, what do you do? Consumer Reports is a wealth of information for this very topic.
The list of vehicles affected are:
- 2005-2010 Avalon
- 2007-2010 Camry (excluding the Hybrid and some other models)
- 2009-2010 Corolla
- 2010 Highlander (excluding the Hybrid model)
- 2009-2010 Matrix
- 2009-2010 RAV4
- 2007-2010 Tundra
- 2008-2010 Sequoia
- 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe
Previous models affected are:
- 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
- 2007-2010 Toyota Camry
- 2004-2009 Toyota Prius
- 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma
- 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra
- 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350
- 2006-2010 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350
If your vehicle is listed, Toyota says that you can still operate your vehicle. While they scramble to get notices in the mail, they are fixing the vehicles currently halted on the line and will then begin shipment to dealerships for installation.
In the meantime, while operating your vehicle, and should you experience any problems related to this case, please keep a few points in mind on how to control your runaway vehicle.
- Brake firmly.
- Shift the transmission into Neutral.
- Steer to a safe location and come to a full stop.
- Shut off the engine with the transmission still in Neutral.
- Finally, shift the transmission into Park.
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