Toyota Motor Corp., has announced it will suspend the sale and production of eight models, including the top-selling Camry, at production plants throughout the United States and Canada.
The halt, which will begin in the first week of February, comes in the aftermath last week of the second recall of various Toyota models with potentially faulty accelerator pedals.
The Camry has been Toyota’s top-selling vehicle every year since 2007. The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in automotive history.
The suspension and production halt also includes: RAV4, Corolla and Matrix (2009-2010); Sequoia (2008-2010); Tundra (2007-2010); Avalon (2005-2010); Highlander (2010).
Production plants involved in the suspension are located in Indiana, where the manufacturers has two facilities, as well as one location each in Indiana, Texas, Kentucky and Ontario, Canada.
Bob Carter, Toyota U.S. group vice president, said the world’s No. 1 automaker is taking the actions to “ensure safety and restore confidence in Toyota among consumers,” according to a report on Reuters.com
“This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized,” Carter said in a statement. “We’re making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.”