Toyota to start producing and selling recalled models on Monday

Toyota said today that it will resume production at six North American assembly plants on Monday after a one-week shutdown due to a recall of 2.3 million vehicles that forced it to stop producing and selling eight models that account for nearly 60 percent of the company’s sale.

Spokesman Mike Michels said that the company has enough replacement pedals to begin producing vehicles again.

“There are sufficient repair parts for customer cars as well as a reserve of pedals from last week’s stoppage, that we can begin production,” Michels said.

Separately, Toyota told its dealers that they can start selling the eight models starting Monday. It said that their customer repairs must come first before they can resume selling recalled models.

– By: Stephen Calogera

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