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What you need to know about Toyota, Lexus recalls

It may seem like every Toyota ever made is under some form of recall or investigation, but that's not quite the case. Here is what you need to know if you are a Toyota or Lexus owner.

-- The first thing: If you have any doubt about your Toyota or Lexus vehicle, contact your dealer.

-- Also, and this should go without saying: If you receive a recall notice, take your car to your dealer as soon as possible.

-- In September of last year, Toyota recalled the following vehicles for potential floor mat entrapment of the gas pedal (Total of 3.8 million vehicles.):

  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2005-2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 Venza

    Not included is the RAV4.

    -- In January, the company recalled the following models for potentially sticky gas pedals (Total of 2.1 million vehicles.):

  • certain 2007-2010 Camrys
  • certain 2009-2010 Corollas
  • certain 2009-2010 RAV4s
  • certain 2010 Highlanders
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia

    Not included are Highlander Hybrids and Camry Hybrids nor are Camry, RAV4, Corolla and Highlander vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers that begin with "J."

    -- Vehicles subject to both the floor mat and gas-pedal recall include:

  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2007-2010 Tundra

    To read Toyota's answers to questions about the sticking gas pedals, click here.

    -- Today, Toyota recalled the following models to fix driver complaints about squishy-feeling brakes or the placement of hoses that may affect braking: (Total of 430,500)

  • 2010 Prius hybrid (brakes)
  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h (brakes)
  • 2010 Camry (hose)

    To read Toyota's answers about the brakes, click here.

    To read Toyota's FAQs about the recall, click here.

    To go to Toyota's recall central, click here.

    -- Also today, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it would begin a review of driver complaints about steering problems at highway speed in the 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla. There is no formal investigation and no recall.

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  • By Frank Ahrens  |  February 9, 2010; 2:29 PM ET
    Categories:  Corporations , FDR's Fireside Chats  | Tags: Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, Toyota recall update, toyota, toyota recall model and years  
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    This is a joke, right? All the hotlinks lead to Toyota ad pages.

    Posted by: Aerol | February 9, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

    Hi, Aerol:

    No, not a joke. I liked to the primary source for each vehicle, which is its Toyota or Lexus page, which has all the vehicle spex, etc.

    Frank Ahrens

    Posted by: Frank Ahrens | February 9, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

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