March 12, 2001
1998-2001 Toyota Camry Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1998-2001
Toyota Camry automobiles. The affected automobiles were manufactured between August
1997 and November 2000.
On certain passenger vehicles built at
Toyotas Kentucky plant, the accelerator cable housing could be deformed at the
cruise control actuator-to-throttle body connection.
The accelerator inner-cable could wear away and
eventually break, allowing the throttle to return to idle or remain in its most recent
position regardless of accelerator pedal operation. This could increase the risk of a
53,061automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the accelerator cable.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during February 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V012]
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Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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