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Toyota suspends production of popular vehicles

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A consumer alert for anyone who drives a Toyota - because of a recent recall of more than two million vehicles, Toyota has temporarily suspended production of some cars and told dealers to stop selling them.

Toyota is telling dealers to stop selling eight models and even shutting down their production amid fears of faulty accelerators.

"Something like this magnitude of not only stopping production and sales is really something we haven't seen before ever, especially when you recall recent history," said Edmunds.com senior analyst Jessica Caldwell. "It's big news."

The affected models are: the 2009 and 10 RAV4, Corolla and Matrix- the 2005 to 2010 Avalon - some 2007 to 2010 Camrys. This year's Highlander, 2007 to 2010 Tundras and 2008 to 2010 Sequoias.

This recall comes just months after a separate Toyota recall of floor mats believed to have the potential to tangle and jam gas pedals but accidents continued.

Toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles to try to correct sudden unexplained acceleration, but decided Tuesday to do more by suspending sales and shutting down five production lines in Canada, Indiana, Kentucky, and Texas.

Eight of the most popular models in the US are now out of production until the manufacturer can figure out the problem and fix it for good.

If your model wasn't listed, it is not a part of this latest recall. But if you have questions you can contact Toyota.

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