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.):
Not included is the RAV4.
-- In January, the company recalled the following models for potentially sticky gas pedals (Total of 2.1 million vehicles.):
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:
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)
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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February 9, 2010; 2:29 PM ET
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