Toyota officials told Consumer Reports that almost all vehicles in dealer stock and coming off the assembly line have had new accelerator pedals installed. However, millions of Toyota owners affected by this recall still await work on their vehicles, including replacement pedals scheduled to arrive in April. Owners are encouraged to schedule appointments—many dealers are extending their hours.
Regarding the recall of 2010 Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrid cars with braking issues, Toyota said that the Prius software upgrade has been performed either at the factory or on dealer lots, and that the 2010 Prius is on sale. The Lexus HS 250h upgrade became available for dealers to download this week and already hundreds of cars have been fixed.
Floor mat recall
Toyota is still recommending that owners of vehicles recalled for potential floor mat entrapment remove the driver's-side mat.
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