Toyota Australia statement

Toyota Australia statement

Feb 3, 2010 By Toyota Australia.

Toyota Australia statement

Toyota Australia statement


Toyota Australia wishes to advise that Toyota vehicles it sells in Australia are not affected by the recalls announced overseas.

Accelerator pedals for Toyota vehicles sold in Australia, and those manufactured in Australia for export, are provided by a different supplier.

 

FAQs

Are Australian sold or produced vehicles affected?
No, the supplier of accelerator pedals that are fitted to vehicles sold or produced (Domestic or Export) in the Australian market is a different supplier to the one that is the subject of this overseas recall.

Why are Toyota vehicles sold in Australia not affected by the recall announced overseas?
Accelerator pedals for Toyota vehicles sold in Australia, and those manufactured in Australia for export, are provided by a different supplier to another design.

What is the condition?
There is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms (used overseas) may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.

Which models are affected in overseas markets?

 

What is Toyota going to do?
Toyota is currently preparing the correction method for all affected vehicles in overseas markets. There is no action required for the Australian market.

There is some media coverage indicating that this unintended acceleration issue is being caused by a failure in the electrical system. Is this true?
Toyota's electric throttle control system includes fail-safe logic and there have been no confirmed cases caused by an electrical system malfunction.

For further information contact Toyota Customer Experience Centre on 1800 TOYOTA (1800 869 682).