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Toyota Recall: Toyota UK Video Statement

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

UK Toyota boss John Williams talks about the sticky throttle recall.

I know, I know. If you don’t have a Toyota you’re bored silly with the endless news. But millions of cars round the world affected by a dodgy accelerator is big news for Toyota owners, so we’re keeping you up to date.

Toyota in Japan have apologised for the problem and now it’s the turn of Toyota’s boss in the UK – John Williams – to offer apologies and advice to owners of Toyotas in the UK.

It’s a decent effort at damage limitation and at least shows that Toyota are working to solve the problem. It may be a case of ‘Better late than never’ but it’s commendable nonetheless. Even if the “I drive a Toyota; my family and friends drive Toyotas; I wouldn’t allow that to continue if the cars weren’t safe” does smack a bit of John Gummer eating a burger. Still, it makes the point.

The parts for the sticky accelerator fix will be in the UK by next week and replacements start on 10th February. If you need more information look through our Toyota Recall section or call Toyota GB Customer Relations on 0800 1388 744. You can also go to Toyota’s website and put in your VIN # to see if your car is affected.

By Cars UK