Consumer Reports pulls plug on ‘recommended’ status for recalled Toyotas

As is Toyota”s PR people aren”t going to have a hard enough time ahead of them as it is, Consumer Reports has temporarily pulled the plug on its highly prized “˜recommended” status for the eight Toyota vehicles included in the recent wave of recalls.

“Although incidents of sudden acceleration are rare, we are taking this action because the vehicles have been identified as potentially unsafe without a fix yet being available to consumers, and in general our position is you shouldn’t compromise on safety,” said Jim Guest, president of Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports urges the approximately 2.3 million vehicle owners affected to familiarize themselves with the warning signs of danger, including the accelerator pedal becoming harder to depress, slow to return to original position, or simply not working smoothly.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Edmunds