Toyota halts sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, an unsold 2009 Matrix sits at a Toyota dealership in Boulder, Colo. Toyota Motor Co. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, announced it is temporarily suspending sales of eight vehicle models involved in last week's recall of 2.3 million vehicles to fix accelerator pedals with mechanical problems that could cause them to become stuck.

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Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 6:34 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 6:34 p.m.

WASHINGTON - Toyota is suspending U.S. sales of eight recalled vehicle models to fix accelerator pedals that stick.

As part of the plan, Toyota is halting production at five manufacturing facilities for the week of Feb. 1 "to assess and coordinate activities."

There are 2.3 million vehicles involved in the recall, which was announced last week.

The Japanese automaker says the sales suspension includes the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2005-2010 Avalon, the 2007-2010 Camry, the 2010 Highlander, the 2007-2010 Tundra and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.

The recall came months after Toyota recalled 4.2 million vehicles due to gas pedals that could become trapped under floor mats, causing the vehicle to accelerate.

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