Toyota issues mass recall

  • Toyota recalls thousands of cars to fix faulty accelerator pedal
  • Aygo, iQ, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Verso, Avensis and RAV4 affected
  • Issue will also affect Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models

Toyota is to recall thousands of its cars to fix a potential problem with the accelerator pedal.

Under certain circumstances the pedal can stick in a partially depressed position, or return slowly to the off position.

The vehicles involved are:

  • Aygo (built between February 2005 and August 2009)
  • iQ (November 2008 - November 2009)
  • Yaris (November 2005 - September 2009)
  • Auris (October 2006 - January 2010)
  • Corolla (October 2006 - December 2009)
  • Verso (February 2009 - January 2010)
  • Avensis (November 2008 - December 2009)
  • RAV4 (November 2005 - November 2009).

This problem has already affected some 2.3 million vehicles in the US. The recall for UK cars is part of a 1.8-million vehicle recall across Europe. 

Concerned customers can call a special hotline - 0800 138 8744 - for more information. Once Toyota has identified which cars may be affected by this problem, they will contact the relevant owners with an official recall notice.  

The recall will also affect the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 - sister cars to the Aygo - which are built at the same factory in the Czech Republic.

No other Toyota models and no Lexus models are affected.