Toyota Motors recalled 2.3 million cars Thursday because Toyota learned that accelerator pads may stick, causing the car or truck to unintentionally speed up. The recall covers car and truck models 2005 to 2010. This recall includes the 2005-10 Avalon; 2007-10 Camry and Tundra; 2008-10 Sequoia; 2009-10 RAV4, Corolla and Matrix; and 2010 Highlander. It also covers the 2009-10 Pontiac Vibe.
It appears that the genesis of the recall comes a car accident in December in which four people died when a Toyota Avalon went off the road into a pond, apparently from sudden acceleration which is the problem that led to the recall.