Clearly, if you haven’t been living under an internet-, television, and radio wave-proof rock for the last few weeks, you know that all is not right with mighty Toyota. A perfect storm of defective parts and massive media attention have likely got more than a few American car buyers wondering where their next ride will come from. We’ve matched up a list of recalled Toyota products (excluding the floor mat issue-only cars, they’ll be fine) with a group of cars that we think can make big gains in this period of power vacuum.
Toyota commented today on the accelerator recall affection eight of its models. The automaker says it has come up with a plan to fix the potentially deadly problem by installing a steel reinforcement bar to reduce friction within the accelerator pedal assembly.
Toyota has announced that it is suspending sales of eight models involved in the recall for the sticking accelerator, a recall wholly separate from the floor mat-related recall of certain Toyota and Lexus models. Because of a possibility of the pedal becoming stuck while depressed, certain year models of the RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Avalon, Highlander, Tundra, and Sequoia, will not be sold until the problem has been solved.