Factbox: Toyota Europe to recall up to 1.8 million vehicles

PARIS (BestGrowthStock) – Toyota said on Friday it would recall up to 1.8 million vehicles in Europe, as part of a massive safety recall of around 8 million vehicles worldwide because of a problem with accelerator pedals.

Toyota Motor Europe said it was not aware of any accidents related to the accelerator pedals, and that only a limited number of incidents had been reported in Europe.

On affected vehicles, in rare cases the accelerator pedal could become stuck in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position, the company said.

Toyota said there would be no need to stop production in Europe.

Below is a list of the models being recalled in Europe, and the production periods affected:

AYGO Feb 2005 – Aug 2009

iQ Nov 2008 – Nov 2009

Yaris Nov 2005 – Sep 2009

Auris Oct 2006 – 5 Jan 2010

Corolla Oct 2006 – Dec 2009

Verso Feb 2009 – 5 Jan 2010

Avensis Nov 2008 – Dec 2009

RAV4 Nov 2005 – Nov 2009

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(Reporting by Helen Massy-Beresford; Editing by Sharon Lindores)

Factbox: Toyota Europe to recall up to 1.8 million vehicles