Toyota still making vehicles with recalled throttles


USA Today (1/26, Healey, Woodyard) reports, “Toyota says it still is making cars and trucks with potentially sticking accelerator-pedal assemblies that triggered a recall last Thursday of 2.3 million Toyota-brand cars and trucks. The automaker, reeling from its second throttle-related recall in three months, previously had said it continues to sell the vehicles and that it believes they are risk-free when new.” Toyota “eventually will have to ask owners to bring new vehicles back in for the recall remedy,” and if the company is “wrong about the pedals being immune to sticking open until they age and wear, the new vehicles could be involved in accidents.”