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Toyota to recall eight models in Europe

Toyota has confirmed it is recalling a total of eight European models to assess the sticking-accelerator-pedal issue that is affecting its cars.

The eight models and the affected production dates are: the Aygo (Feb 2005 – Aug 2009), the iQ (Nov 2008 – Nov 2009), the Yaris (Nov 2005 – Sep 2009), the Auris (Oct 2006 – 5 Jan 2010), the Corolla (Oct 2006 – Dec 2009), the Verso (Feb 2009 – 5 Jan 2010), the Avensis (Nov 2008 – Dec 2009) and the RAV4 (Nov 2005 – Nov 2009).

The UK versions of all eight models will be subjected to the recall, and Toyota has said a total of 1.8m cars in Europe are affected. It is keen to stress that only about 30 instances of the accelerator-pedal problem have been reported in Europe, and there have been no accidents as yet.
The company is meeting with VOSA (the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) on Monday to get the contact details for the affected cars' owners and will be contacting them to carry out the necessary work.

The whole process is expected to take a couple of months. Anyone who has concerns with an affected model should contact Toyota on 0800 1388744.

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