Before Toyota’s recent recall woes, the Japanese brand was known as one of most reliable automakers in terms of quality and service. However, Toyota’s image has now taking a huge battering and it seems like the company is on a downward spiral in losing its trustworthy image.
Toyota confirmed today that its recalls for gas-pedal related issues now total 8.1 million vehicles. 5.8 million of the total is for an issue with the accelerator pedal getting stuck in floor mats. Of that, 5.3 million are being recalled in the United States. The other 4.5 million vehicles being recalled are for an issue with the accelerator where it can become sticky and not come all the way back when the driver takes his/her foot off the pedal. Of those, 2.3 million are under recall in the United States.
Now let’s not forget that the 8.1 million total doesn’t include the braking problem in the Prius, which is now under formal investigation by the NHTSA.
With all that in mind, we were wondering how many of you out there still trust Toyota. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section after the jump.
– By: Omar Rana