Toyota dealers across Iowa have been receiving inquiries from owners of the cars and trucks being recalled due to accelerator problems on certain models. The service manager at the Toyota dealership in Fort Dodge, Nick Johnson, says his staff has been busy in recent days.
He says they’ve done about 140 recalled vehicles in the span of about one week. Johnson says the fix is fairly simple and doesn’t take too long. He says you don’t have to wait to get a recall letter, you can call in and they will run your vehicle’s identification number to see if the recall applies. Johnson said owners should be aware of whether the vehicle was made in America or Japan.
Johnson says if the vehicle was built in Japan, it has a different pedal on it. The vehicles built in America have the pedals that have caused the recall. Complete information on the recall can be found on line at: www.toyota.com.
By Pat Powers