Toyota recall could cause short- and long-term problems for automaker

According to an article in the (2/14) Newark Star Ledger, the Toyota recall effort may now be affecting resale of some models.   Liz Wellinghorst considered trading in her gas-guzzling sport utility vehicle for a Toyota Highlander with better fuel economy. But the crossover vehicle is part of last month’s expanded recall of Toyotas with sticking gas pedals. The Ridgewood mother didn’t want to take a chance carpooling her two children and their friends. “I was thinking about a Highlander, but I won’t go near it now,” she said. “Not with kids.”