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US car dealers urge calm over Toyota recalls

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US car dealers urge calm over Toyota recalls


US car dealers have appealed for calm following Toyota’s recall of 5.6 million vehicles that could suffer from sudden acceleration.

The move has sparked an unprecendented sales and production halt, with the problem also affecting its luxury Lexus models as well.

Although the recall was announced last week, the problem is suspected of causing 19 deadly crashes over the past decade.

Cody Lusk, President of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, said: “We’re trying to reassure as many customers as we can that the fix is going to come sooner rather than later, but the most important thing is we want to get it right.”

Europe too is affected by Toyota’s recall, as is PSA Peugeot Citroen.

The French firm jointly makes cars at a factory in the Czech Republic and is recalling 100,000 Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models.

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