Toyota recall January 2010: Is your car on the list? Here's what to do.(Read article summary)
Although formal letters about the January 2010 Toyota recall are weeks away, owners can take certain steps now.
A decade or two ago, a massive auto recall always seemed to involve an American manufacturer. No longer.
After announcing the largest auto recall in US history last fall to fix sudden acceleration problems, Toyota late Thursday announced an additional recall of some 2.3 million vehicles. The announcement was made after ABC News told the Japanese automaker that it was going to air a report about more Toyota sudden-acceleration problems.
The problem: The accelerator can stick when it's pushed down. “Our investigation indicates that there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position," Irv Miller, a group vice president for Toyota Motor Sales, said in a press release. (Click here for the full release.)
Is your Toyota at risk? Here's a list of models involved in the latest recall: