Toyota: Recalled models sold in Middle East

Tokyo– Toyota Motor Corp said 2005-2010 model year Avalons and 2009-2010 Sequoia cars sold in the Middle East had been shipped from the United States, where those models have been subject to a recall related to faulty accelerator pedals.

Toyota said in a statement distributed in the Middle East that the same problem afflicting cars in North America, Europe and China was unlikely to occur in the Middle East due to the difference in climate.

Toyota is studying the necessary remedy for the two models in the Middle East, it said.

Toyota’s distributor in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Futtaim Motors, later said the two models will be recalled in the Gulf country in a service campaign similar to the one in the United States.

"This campaign will be launched for all Avalon and Sequoia vehicles sold by Al-Futtaim Motors in the UAE," the company said in a statement.

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