November 8, 2000
Gulf Toyota Camry, Corolla, Tacoma and Echo Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model year
2000 Gulf Toyota Camry, Corolla, Tacoma and Echo automobiles, manufactured between October
1999 and August 2000.
Certain passenger vehicles and light duty
pickup trucks fitted with speed control devices at Gulf States Toyota's Vehicle Processing
Center or installed by certain Toyota dealers in Gulf States' region (Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas) are equipped with an E-clip, which holds the speed
control assembly to the accelerator linkage, that could break.
If the E-clip fails, the speed control attachment
could come off, causing the speed control to stop working. The loose attachment could
cause the accelerator to stick, preventing normal stopping and handling of the vehicle.
33,821automobiles are affected by this recall.
Gulf States' dealers will replace the E-clip with
a cotter pin.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within
a reasonable time should contact Gulf States at 1-800-444-1074.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V252]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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