24 Apr 2010

Toyota makes another major recall

4:15 pm on 24 April 2010

Toyota is recalling 100,000 Corolla model cars sold in Brazil over acceleration problems.

The recall comes a day after the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais ordered a ban on sales of the best-selling car, saying the vehicles presented a safety threat.

After a meeting with consumer advocacy bodies, Toyota said it would review the condition of the vehicles' floor mats, which authorities and manufacturers have pinpointed as the source of several accelerator problems that led to accidents.

In the United States earlier this week, Toyota agreed to pay a fine of $US16.4 million, the largest for a car-maker in the country, for hiding for at least four months accelerator pedal defects blamed in more than 50 US deaths.