Toyota Recalls: Where They Stand

This week’s news of two Toyota Prius hybrids experiencing alleged sudden acceleration has reminded us that Toyota hasn’t tackled every car it has recalled. To date, Toyota says of the 5.7 million vehicles included in the various recalls, more than 1 million have been repaired.

The 5.7 million figure is the total vehicles affected by the recalls and not the total number of recalls issued; nearly 1.7 million vehicles overlap between the two accelerator-related recalls. It also includes the nearly 150,000 Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrid recalls due to faulty brakes. Toyota was not able to provide a breakdown of each recall's repair rate.

Toyota spokesman Bryan Lyons says that while the first recall over floormat entrapment was issued in early November, the company only started to implement fixes in January, and it views completing more than a million recall-related repairs in the past two months as “phenomenal numbers.”

Lyons did say that the fixes for the Prius and the other models in the first floormat recall will be developed and implemented throughout 2010.

So far, only the 2007-10 Toyota Camry, the 2005-10 Toyota Avalon and the 2007-10 Lexus ES 350 have a solution devised and are being worked on at dealerships. Lyons says that makes up 50% of owners involved in the floormat recall, which was for 5.3 million vehicles. Meaning, even if every repair to date were for just those three specific models that would leave roughly 1.5 million owners, who are able to receive repairs, without them. Obviously, the number is much more than that. The other 50% of owners, which would be 2.6 million, still waiting on a fix to be even developed include:

  • 2004-09 Prius
  • 2005-10 Tacoma
  • 2007-10 Tundra
  • 2008-10 Highlander
  • 2009-10 Corolla
  • 2009-10 Venza
  • 2009-10 Matrix
  • 2009-10 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2006-10 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350

The more recent recall over sticky accelerator pedals included 2.3 million vehicles and does have a fix. However, even if the more than 1 million repairs made were for this specific recall that leaves more than half of the recalled vehicles without the new shim. If you’re one of the owners of the vehicles below, you should contact your Toyota dealer immediately to schedule service.

  • 2009-10 RAV4
  • 2009-10 Corolla
  • 2009-10 Matrix
  • 2005-10 Avalon
  • Certain 2007-10 Camry models
  • 2010 Highlander
  • 2007-10 Tundra
  • 2008-10 Sequoia
  • 2009-10 Pontiac Vibe
By David Thomas | March 11, 2010 | Comments (9)

Comments 

GR

There have been two more reports in Oregon ... of course now I can't find the article.

segfault

Back in February, Toyota promised that all of the cars would be repaired within a month. What a bunch of liars!

Segfault,
I think they were referring to the sticky pedals with the Shims as the fix. Not the previous floormat issue. However, they may not finish the shims in that amount of time either. But the owners have to bring the cars in too!

Graham

Here are some questions I'd like to see answered:

1. Have *any* unintended acceleration issues been recorded in cars, especially Toyota's with electronic accelerator pedals, which have manual transmissions?

2. How many cars which have suffered unintended acceleration have after-market alarms and immobilizers hooked into their wiring?

3. Ditto, remote start systems.

4. How many people who actually understand how a car works (let's say they've had an engine or tranny out at some time and successfully replaced it themselves) have suffered from unintended acceleration?

There seems to be a distinct absence of research being done by those reporting the unintended acceleration news, and a lot of parroting stories from either side of the fence.

Hmmm

Is this problem with the acceleration only happening in the USA with old people?

Toyota and others knew they were having issues and attempted to hide it. All Car Companies should have came forward with a full disclosures of what car were dangerous. Instead of waiting for a huge media blitz and tons of public pressure. I never seen so many car companies GM - NISSAN - TOYOTA - HYUNDAI having recalls all at the same time. I had no idea my car was affected until I looked on http://www.carpedalrecall.com and found I had a bad Anti Lock control unit on my 2008 Pontiac G8 , my co workers Ford Truck had a recall also. So be careful

Thomas

How about that CA fraud claiming his Prius wouldn't stop? And how many of you suckers bought his story???

I was reading about the recalls at this site:

http://www.gaspedalsticking.com/

I wasn't aware there were actually two recalls and your vehicle might be included in one or both. Mine was fixed already at the dealership, I hope they took care of both issues...

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