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Jan 27, 2010 7:21 PM by Sarah Rosario

Toyota Recall, How It Affects Us Locally

There are many questions lingering after Toyota announced its plans to halt sales and production of some of its top selling models. The company is doing this to fix gas pedals that could stick and cause un-intended acceleration.

Managers at Hampton Toyota say their phones have been ringing off the hook. Concerned Toyota owners have brought their cars in for inspection.

The sales and production halt involves several U.S. models. Those are the Avalon, Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Camry, Corolla, Highlander and RAV4. If you're driving on the road and your car starts to speed up dealers say, put the car in neutral, brake, then pull over.

Hampton Toyota dealers say their major concern is to take care of the safety of their customers. They say it shouldn't be too long before the problem is resolved.

The distributor of the part is CTS Corporation of Indiana. Toyota officials are saying the part is actually made in a plant in Ontario, Canada.

If you are concerned about your Toyota you are advised to visit your Toyota dealership and get it checked. If your car is among those in the recall Toyota will fix your car and pay for a car rental.

Sarah Rosario

srosario@katctv.com

 

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