Toyota recall: the story so far
* Recalls announced in the US * 8 million cars now recalled * Repairs taking place in UK now...
Toyota has now recalled more than eight million cars worldwide because of potential issues with a sticking accelerator pedal and a brake problem in its Prius hybrid.
Here's the story so far:
Wednesday, March 5
Complaints from owners of remedied cars
Owners in the US complain of unintended acceleration in cars that have been through the recall process and remedied.
Wednesday, February 23
Toyota eats humble pie
Toyota bosses, including the grandson of the company's founder, appear before a US congressional committee and admit failures in dealing with the recalls.
Wednesday, February 17
New brake-override and Corolla recall
Toyota announces it is to fit a new brake-override system to all new cars - plus it's considering recalling the Corolla model.
Wednesday, February 10
Toyota starts recall repairs
Toyota's service centres are extending hours and working at weekends to fix the faulty pedal. An updates for the Prius's 'glitchy' brake software is also on offer.
Tuesday, February 9
Citroen tops recall table
Citroen tops the league table in the number of recall programmes it launched last year, with 15 separate actions.
Insurance is valid, says Toyota
Toyota has obtained a statement from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to confirm that cars affected by recall notices can still be driven without affecting insurance cover.
Toyota Prius in global recall
Toyota has confirmed a worldwide recall of its flagship Prius hybrid to fix a potential problem with its brakes. The recall affects more than 8500 Prius hybrid cars sold in the UK.
Friday, February 5
Toyota chief makes recall statement
Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, has issued a statement, detailing his regret about the worry that the worldwide recall of Toyota's cars has caused his customers.
Friday, January 28
Toyota and Honda recall 2 million cars
Toyota will be recalling eight models in Europe in order to solve a potential accelerator pedal problem, and Honda has announced that it will recall Jazz models after one caught fire.
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