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Servco Pacific reacts to Toyota recall

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By Jim Mendoza - bio | email 

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Servco Pacific car lot in Mapunapuna had a fair amount of traffic on the day after Toyota announced it was stopping production of eight models of its popular automobiles... because of potential problems with the vehicle's gas pedals.

"We've been straightforward with our customers. We've told them what models are affected, and these are certain models produced in North America," Servco Pacific CEO Mark Fukunaga said.

The recalled vehicles include certain models of Camrys, Corollas and Rav 4s, among others.

Toyota said the gas pedals could get stuck and cause a car to accelerate against a driver's wishes.

"We think these are isolated cases. We have not had any confirmed accidents in Hawaii," Fukunaga said.

He estimates 8,000 Toyotas in Hawaii may be affected compared to 50,000 Toyotas sold statewide during the period covered by the recall.

"Whenever there's any kind of an issue involving safety we take it very seriously," Fukunaga said.

Servco is advising customers with vehicles covered by the recall to take it to a dealer or service outlet to have the gas pedal assembly inspected.

"When we do have a fix with Toyota we will be installing that fix in customer's cars," Fukunaga said. "We need to have a good fix, obviously, the most important thing, and make sure it's done right and we know that that will happen working with Toyota."

Here is the complete list of vehicles on Toyota's suspension of sales list:

2009-2010 RAV 4

2009-2010 Corolla

2009-2010 Matrix

2005-2010 Avalon

2007-2010 Camry (certain models)

2010 Highlander

2007-2010 Tundra

2008-2010 Sequoia

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