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Consumer Reports suspends recommendations for recalled Toyotas

Consumer Reports News: January 29, 2010 08:07 PM

Consumer Reports has temporarily suspended its "recommended" status for eight Toyota vehicle models and one Pontiac that may have accelerator pedals that can stick and cause unintended acceleration. We are also advising used-car buyers to avoid purchasing any of the affected vehicles until this issue is resolved.

Our cars team has been following this issue since the first Toyota recall last fall. In addition to today's announcement, the team posted specific steps for safely regaining control of a runaway vehicle. The PDF is worth printing out, studying and keeping in your glove compartment.

And in case you've been wondering if your car is on the list, here's how to tell.

Check the Cars blog for frequent updates on this issue.

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