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More gas pedal problems prompt recall of another 2.3 million Toyota's

More gas pedal problems prompt recall of another 2.3 million Toyota's

Credit: AP

The accelerator pedal, right, in a 2010 Toyota Camry is seen on the show room floor of Bobby Rahal Toyota in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will replace accelerator pedals on about 4 million recalled vehicles in the United States because the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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Posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Tonight Toyota has issued a new recall for 2.3 million vehicles because of more accidents and deaths due to the accelerator sticking. One of those deadly accidents happened the day after Christmas in a Dallas suburb.

Now the company says the problems may be caused by the potential build-up of condensation in the accelerator system that helps drivers push down or release the gas pedal. If this happens the gas pedals may become stuck.

The recalled Toyota models are:

2005-2010 Avalon,

2007-2010 Camry and Tundra

2008-2010 Sequoia

2009-2010 Corolla, Matrix and RAV4

2010 Highlander.

I’ve been writing about this problem since September last of last year here. Here are a few of my blogs from October and November in case you missed those.

At the end of November, the company recalled 4.2 million floor mats over concerns that accelerator pedals could become stuck beneath them. Since then, there have been reports of almost 60 new cases involving accidents and/or deaths including that crash near Dallas.

According to Police, a 2008 Toyota Avalon left no skid marks or evidence of braking before it ended up in a pond. All four people in the car died in the accident.

Federal safety investigators already know the floor mats weren't responsible. They were found in the car's trunk.

According to Toyota, if a driver feels the gas pedal sticking they should immediately and firmly apply their breaks.

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