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Massive Toyota Recall and My Toyota

There’s now a second massive recall of millions of Toyota vehicles with dangerous "runaway" gas pedal problems. The recall is so huge that Toyota even instructed their dealers to put most of the new cars on the back lot and not sell them at all until they get the "unintended acceleration problem" fixed. As of now, they have no clue on how to fix the problem either (see "Toyota Admits Problem and Has No Fix For It Yet" below).

Amazingly, federal investigators were tipped off months ago about the problem and apparently did nothing to protect the public. Who’s looking out for you? More on that below (see "Whistleblower Complained in November of Defect" below).

So if you've got one of the Toyota cars with the accellerator defect, what do you do?
If you live in Ohio or Kentucky, we've got the answer so just call us and we'll explain it for you. We can tell you how you can use the lemon law to get rid of your unusable and dangerous lemon Toyota. Call us (toll free Ph: 888.331.6422) or email us right now (susan@ohiolemonlaw.com).
If you have suffered losses because of this dangerous Toyota defect, send your complaint to us for a review at no cost or obligation.

Do you own one of these lemon Toyota vehicles that are part of the Toyota Gas Pedal Recall?
2005 Toyota Avalon
2006 Toyota Avalon
2007 Toyota Avalon
2008 Toyota Avalon
2009 Toyota Avalon
2010 Toyota Avalon
2007 Toyota Camry
2008 Toyota Camry
2009 Toyota Camry
2010 Toyota Camry
2009 Toyota Corolla
2010 Toyota Corolla
2009 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2010 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2010 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota RAV4
2010 Toyota RAV4
2008 Toyota Sequoia
2009 Toyota Sequoia
2010 Toyota Sequoia
2007 Toyota Tundra
2008 Toyota Tundra
2009 Toyota Tundra
2010 Toyota Tundra
A new recall of 2.3 million Toyota vehicles came out on January 21, 2010 because of gas pedals that can stick. As this is being written, Toyota says they are still trying to come up with a fix for the problem.
The First Recall Wasn’t Enough
Amazingly, Toyota had already recalled 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of a problem with the accelerator pedals getting stuck under loose floor mats. Now this new Toyota recall covers vehicles even without a floor mat and shows that the gas pedal can still get stuck, and can cause the accellerator pedal to get stuck and can cause the Toyota to wildly speed up beyond control. The driver may not be able to stop it and an accident can occur.

If your Toyota gas pedal gets stuck, reportedly Toyota is saying that you should use steady and firm braking to stop the vehicle and shut it off and call a Toyota dealer to come tow it in to their shop. Do not pump the brakes because pumping will only wear the brakes out and it won’t stop the vehicle.

Alternatively, you can simply take your Toyota back to the dealer and park it by the service door and give them the keys and tell them to call you when they get it fixed. After all, if you know the problem is there, do you really want to be driving down the highway when it happens to you?

If you or a loved one has been harmed or killed because of a stuck Toyota gas pedal, the Ohio gas pedal recall attorneys at Burdge Law Office may be able to help you. Call us (toll free Ph: 888.331.6422) or email us right now (susan@ohiolemonlaw.com). We handle lemon law gas pedal recall cases in Kentucky, too.

Toyota Admits Problem and Has No Fix For It Yet

Toyota has admitted that some accelerator pedal mechanisms can become mechanically stuck in the depressed position, making the vehicle difficult to control or stop. Sometimes the gas pedal will very slowly come back up and that can be a sign of the same defect. Toyota was blaming the floor mats before, but not now in this recall.

Toyota reportedly is saying that the stuck gas pedal problem is more likely to occur when the pedal gets worn over time, but when a gas pedal gets stuck a runaway Toyota can endanger your safety and the safety of other drivers around you.

Before the recall, several innocent people were killed in accidents that were caused by stuck gas pedals, according to widely published reports. In many instances, Toyota dealers may have told customers "no problem found" when they complained, and that the shop could not duplicate the accelerator problem.

Our Ohio accelerator recall lemon law lawyers can help. We will review your case at no cost to you. If you have a Toyota lemon law claim, we will fight to get your money back, and we will make Toyota pay your attorney fees too, so you won’t have to. Call us (toll free Ph: 888.331.6422) or email us right now (susan@ohiolemonlaw.com).

Whistleblower Complained in November of Defect

The Kansas City Injury Board, at injuryboard.com, is reporting that an unknown person in Franklin, Kentucky first reported the Toyota gas pedal problem on November 27 in an anonymous note addressed to federal investigators at the agency in charge of recalls, NHTSA, saying that broken throttle body shafts were the cause of the problem. The signer of the note was "Concerned Citizen" and said that,

"Japanese management up to and including company president was aware of the cracked shaft problem and told everyone to be quiet about this problem. The failure mode on DFMEA for broken throttle shaft is no throttle control and potential wide open acceleration. The Toyota floor mats caused American deaths. Will you sit on this information and possibly cause more American deaths? It bothers me that I did not tell anyone sooner. I have another throttle body in same condition that can be sent to Automotive News."

By coincidence (?), Franklin Precision Industry in Franklin, Kentucky actually manufactures throttle bodies for Toyota and Nissan and is part of a large auto supplier based in Japan and its major shareholders are Toyota Motor Corp. (35%) and Toyota Industries Corp. (18%).

For some reason, unexplained, federal safety investigators did not put the whistleblower’s letter in the agency’s "public" file until January 4, reportedly. Perhaps that is what triggered Toyota’s public recall? Who knows for sure.

The only thing we know for sure is that if you are in a Toyota that won’t stop because the gas pedal is stuck, you’re in trouble. Don’t take a chance.

Our Ohio accelerator recall lemon law lawyers can help. We will review your case at no cost to you. If you have a Toyota lemon law claim, we will fight to get your money back, and we will make Toyota pay your attorney fees too, so you won’t have to. Call us (toll free Ph: 888.331.6422) or email us right now (susan@ohiolemonlaw.com).

If you live outside of Ohio or Kentucky, check our "Locate a Local Lemon Lawyer" web site page (http://www.ohiolemonlaw.com/locate-a-local-attorney.shtml) and find one near you. The lemon law is different in every state, so check with your local lemon law lawyer for advice on how you can get rid of a lemon Toyota.
If you have suffered a loss because of this dangerous Toyota sticking accelerator, send your complaint to us for a review at no cost or obligation.

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