Recall Alert: 2007-10 Toyota Tundra Pickups

Recall Alert: 2007-10 Toyota Tundra Pickups

Toyota has issued a statement that it will voluntarily recall about 2.3 million vehicles to fix sticking accelerator pedals. The vehicles affected by this recall include 2007-10 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup trucks. The action is separate from Toyota’s earlier 4.2 million vehicle recall to correct faulty floor mats that can become stuck under the accelerator pedal, causing unexpected acceleration.

“In recent months, Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats,” said TMS Group Vice President Irv Miller. “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. Consistent with our commitment to the safety of our cars and our customers, we have initiated this voluntary recall action.”

Toyota says the condition is rare, but it can occur when the pedal mechanism becomes worn and, in certain conditions, the accelerator pedal may become harder to depress, slower to return or, in the worst case, stuck in a partially depressed position.

If a driver experiences an accelerator pedal that sticks in a partial open throttle position or returns slowly to the idle position, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes. The brakes should not be pumped repeatedly because it could deplete vacuum assist, requiring stronger brake pedal pressure. The vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location, the engine shut off and a Toyota dealer contacted for assistance.

The Toyota Tacoma is not included in the recall.

Toyota owners who have questions or concerns should contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331.

[Source: Toyota]


This will be interesting.

Wow did not see that coming LOL

what;s with the recall's toyota??!!??!! go ford!

This does not sound like the surging or accelleration problem that people have complained about. I wonder when they'll admit to that one?
Let the bashing begin;)

this is almost as dumb as the floor mat recall. From what i have read, the acceration has nothing to do with the actual accelerator pedal. One Toyota technician verified this on an Avalon with no floor mats and manually pulled the accelerator up with the vehicle still at wide open throttle. I believe this has more to do with their version of electronic throttle control. Hope i am wrong. I would hate to see any more people get hurt or killed.

This is very much a Toyota internal design flaw that seems to have been downplayed (and covered up?) as much as possible by Toyota. If Heath is correct, there is still more to this problem.

I also hope no one else will get hurt or killed by this and I hope that Toyota owns up to their problems and fixes the "real" problem instead of giving everybody the run around. I suspect that there will be yet another recall in the coming months to finally address the real problem with uncontrolled acceleration. Oh and yes to this I say go FORD!!! With the new 5.0L / 3.5L ecoboost they should be able to finally put the last nail in the coffin for the Tundra. With as little as they are selling I really don't understand why Toyota is even sticking with it...

Yeah... go Ford. The company who just recalled almost as many vehicles for bursting into flames. INTO... FLAMES. My my my... how stupidly biased we all are. Make sure you rock on and tell us how awesome your Ranger is doing!

@ James - are you refering to Ford's problem with cruise control switches? or the exploding Pinto's? or how about GMC's side saddle fuel tanks? or Chrysler Grand Cherokee and their fire recall. You need to be more specific if you are going to sling mud! It's easy to find problems in any manufacturer's past. The hope is that they learn from their mistakes and don't let history repeat itself.

@Fred, Not siding with Toyota here, but Ford is the King of recalls and TSB's. No other company recalls more than Ford. All companies have recalls , whoop dee doo. Shouldn't you be out fixing your ford so at least you can get a few more miles out of it before it Fails again.

Toyota led the U.S. auto industry in recalled vehicles in 2009.

In 2009...

Toyota leads in the amount of cars/trucks recalled...4.9 million cars/trucks called back for 9 recalls.

And GM leads in the amount of recalls, it had nearly double the number of major recalls with 17 (the most of any automaker).

Toyota guys dont even try to say Toyota's are reliable !!!

Blowing up camshafts..
Sludged engines..(3.5 million Camry,Sienna,Lexus)
Bad transmissions..
Body rust..
Frame rust..
Random excelleration..

All these plus more are from Toyota's built within the past decade...I owned 2 Toyota's and never..ever..again..Fool me twice,never,ever again...

Oh yeah,I forgot..

Major recall for bad ball joints !!! Wabble Wabble !!


Here are some Toyota slogans to consider...
TOYOTA - moving fast forward
TOYOTA - moving backward
TOYOTA - moving forward and looking back to see if anyone can catch us with the number of recalls
TOYOTA - moving forward so get out of the way - I dont have road rage but my car does
TOYOTA - moving forward 0-60 @ 7 seconds - staying at 60 mph @ till it hits an object
TOYOTA - moving forward trying to sell a billion vehicles unconcerned about any defects...just trying to reach the 1 billion mark
If you have anymore please feel free to post them.


It's Ford's turn to have a recall. lol

My 2001 F-150 burned to the ground even after my Cruise Control recall was FIXED!
Ford pretended this was news to them when I called.
Ford was forced to do the recall. Otherwise, I think they couldn't care less if people continued to die. Atleast Toyota is stepping up to the plate.
After resorting to small claims Ford lied and claimed they never had the chance to inspect my truck. I had to take the pictures at their request and they said there was nothing left to inspect.
As far as corporations go, you might get a better chance with Toyota. Ford will do what ever it can to give you the middle finger. Read about all the other victums at consumer fires.

Wow! How the mighty have fallen!!!!!! @Steve in regards to your comment that is not true. Ford has stepped up to the plate and involved more vehicle as a result of this problem. Even though most of the additional "affected" vehicle have NEVER shown any signs of a problem. You can thank Texas Instruments for this problem. They designed and manufactured these cruise control switches not Ford. I have worked for the last 8 years as a Ford service manager and to date, I have only seen 1 vehicle that had a small fire. And it was extinguished before any thing major happened. Toyota on the other hand has had lots of TSB's and recalls. In fact 2009 they led the pack. Ford's customer service is alot different than where it was 5-6 years ago. They have been leading in customer satisfaction. I have had the pleasure of dealing with them on a daily basis and have not had any big issues that couldn't be resolved. 9 times out of 10 people make up stories and blow these things WAY out of proportion. Toyota is good a one thing, which is COVER UP!! @ Billy I love those slogans maybe Toyrota could adopt one of these when they run one of their stupid commercials advertising their cheap tin-can cars and trucks!!!

It is cumbersome to find meaningful data and putting it in simple terms. I could not locate warranty stats on any of the manufacturers.
You must be careful with any information posted on the "net". Veracity, reliability, reproduction of results, quality of information are critical to acertaining it's worth. I also have a tendency not to trust news casts as I've seen many cases of disinformation or misrepresentation.

Here is the information I found from 2005 - 2008 on recalls, complaints, and bulletins.(2009 data excluded - incomplete at the time of compilation)

Ford(excluding Mercury+Licoln) - 83% decline in complaints, 52% decline in recalls, 80% decline in service bulletins.
Toyota(excluding Lexus) - 70% decrease in complaints, 38% decline in recalls, 72% decline in service bulletins.
GMC(excluding Cadillac) - 84% decline in complaints, 72% decline in recalls,
61% INCREASE in service bulletins.
Dodge/Chrysler - 84% decline in complaints, 53% decline in recalls, 54% decline in service bulletins

It has been pointed out to me that TSB's are not a clear indicator of deteriorating quality.

@danny, @fact checker, @snowman
- show me the statistics, the links to the data that back your claims.
@Fordtrucks77 - you said" 9 times out of 10 people make up stories and blow these things WAY out of proportion". Isn't that what you are doing ?
Why doesn't your logic apply to people filing complaints with Toyota?
Like I said in another thread-
Why is it Ford, Dodge or GM fans can blame their suppliers for faulty parts but not Toyota?
In the last few days:
1. I've seen HP blamed for Ford's cruise control switch fires.
2. I've just seen a supplier blamed for Ram's crappy dashboards, and missing brake "clip.
When a Toyota guy blames the supplier for rusty frames, or camshafts the entire blogosphere goes up in flames with damnation!
Just an unbiased, totally impartial observation ;)

Fact Checker,

you might want to check your "facts" GM didn't have 17 million recalls in 2009.....

Toyota lead all automakers last year with recalls, not GM....

and every company has recalls... GM, Ford and Toyota all had recalls this year, the big difference though is Toyota's is a pretty big problem.

@Jake - post the link to the site you got your statistics for your post. I have no problems showing people where my infromation comes from, how about you?

Toyota seems to be moving downhill fast. I used to have a 1997 Corolla back in the day. Sold it with 122K miles on the odometer with no problems. Fast forward a little over 10 years, and I won't touch their products with a ten-foot pole.

I love my 2007 Tundra hope they can get it fixed fast.

Having electronics control your throttle position with no redundant back up or automatic override when you apply the brakes is not the greatest idea. All car makers should incorporate a emergency by pass. Computers can monitor brake pedal position! Why would you need to apply the brake and gas at the same time? This may have happened to Toyota first but I suspect they will not be the last.

"Fly by wire" systems are becoming common place. I agree that redundant back up systems are neccessary. How safe do you have to make a vehicle? It is amazing how many safety devices exist on cars and trucks. Most of them are there because someone made a mistake and was injured or killed. Equipment malfunctions happen, but do not even come close to human error for causing MVC's.

[CARTOON] Toyota Sticky Accelerator

All I know is that this "little problem" They make this into be may be the reason of my friends death. they are investigating it as we speak. Yes, I am bitter and I believe the family is probably as well. As they should be... I hope they make Toyota Pay.

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