Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 avalon, model year 2007-2010 Camry, model year 2009-2010 corolla, corolla matrix, Rav4, model year 2010 highlander, model year 2008-2010 sequoia, and model year 2007-2010 Tundra vehicles. Due to the manner in which the friction lever interacts with the sliding surface of the accelerator pedal inside the pedal sensor assembly, the sliding surface of the lever may become smooth during vehicle operation. In this condition, if condensation occurs on the surface, as may occur from heater operation (without A/C) when the pedal assembly is cold, the friction when the accelerator pedal is operated may increase, which may result in the accelerator pedal becoming harder to depress, slower to return, or, in the worst case, mechanically stuck in a partially depressed position.
Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal which will allow the pedal to operate smoothly. GM will notify owners for the Pontiac vibe please see 10V-018. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on February 5, 2010 and will be completed on March 15, 2010. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.