Toyota said on Jan. 29 it will recall "up to 1.8 million vehicles" in Europe due to an accelerator pedal problem that has already led to massive recalls in the United States.
The models involved are the AYGO, iQ, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Verso, Avensis and RAV4 series, covering a variety of periods going back to February 2005.
"No Lexus models and no other Toyota models are affected," Toyota added.
"We understand that the current situation is creating concerns and we deeply regret it," said Tadashi Arashima, CEO of Toyota Motor Europe.
The company said it has "identified a remedy," pending "final evaluation and confirmation."
The Toyota AYGO recalls cover the period from February 2005 to August 2009; the iQ from November 2008 to November 2009; the Yaris from November 2005 to September 2009; the Auris from October 2006 to 5 January, 2010; the Corolla from October 2006 to December 2009; the Verso from February 2009 to 5 January, 2010; the Avensis from November 2008 to December 2009; and the RAV4 from November 2005 to November 2009.
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