Toyota to add brake override on 3 more models

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Associated Press

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 23 at 12:32 AM

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Toyota says it's installing a brake override system in three more models.

The carmaker says that now 2005-2010 Tacomas, 2009-2010 Venzas and 2008-2010 Sequoias will get the backup safety system that overrides the accelerator if the gas and brake pedals are pressed at the same time. It previously said it was installing the systems in five other existing models.

The Tacomas and Venzas are being recalled for problems with gas pedals getting stuck under floor mats and will have the brake override installed at the same time that problem is fixed. Sequoias are being recalled for sticky gas pedals and owners will be notified separately about the override installation, Toyota says.

Toyota has said it will install the brake override in all future models worldwide.

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