As Toyota recalls 1.13 million more cars, a look at its other major recalls in the last yearBy AP
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Key Toyota recalls in the last year
Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it is recalling 1.33 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks because their engines might stall. The automaker has recalled 10 million vehicles worldwide in the past year for various safety issues. These are the dates of some its key recalls.
Oct. 5, 2009: Toyota recalls 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. because floor mats could trap the gas pedal. It’s Toyota’s largest U.S. recall ever. Toyota later adds 1.5 million cars to the recall.
Jan. 21, 2010: Toyota recalls 2.3 million Toyota vehicles in the U.S. because the accelerator pedal can stick, causing unintended acceleration. The issue is separate from the floor mat recall, although about 1.7 million of the vehicles are involved in both recalls.
Feb. 8 — Toyota recalls 440,000 of its flagship Prius and other hybrids worldwide for braking problems.
July 29 — Toyota recalls 412,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix problems that can cause the steering wheel to lock up.
Aug. 26 — Toyota recalls 1.13 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks sold in North America because their engines may stall.
(This version corrects the number of vehicles recalled based on new figures from Toyota)