UC Davis: Facilities Management, Fleet Services
February 8, 2010
RE: Campus Fleet and Toyota Recall Information
Recently publicized concerns pertaining to vehicles manufactured by Toyota have raised
questions about campus fleet vehicles. The issues involving Toyota vehicles are having a
minimal impact on UC Davis fleet vehicle users. Three areas of concern are being addressed
by Toyota: (1) a removable floor mat recall, (2) a recall for sticking accelerator pedals on
several Toyota vehicle models, and (3) braking system concerns related specifically to 2010
Toyota Prius sedans.
Some campus vehicles may be affected by the floor mat issue, although it is believed that
this issue has been corrected in all campus vehicles. The campus fleet does not include
vehicles affected by the sticking pedal or braking issues.
All campus departments using Toyota models potentially affected by the floor mat issue
should read the following information and take appropriate action immediately. Should the
status of any of these issues change, campus fleet customers will be notified immediately.
1. FLOOR MATS
In certain models, there is the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver-side floor
mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause it to get stuck in the wide-open
position. A review of campus vehicles tracked by Fleet Services indicates that UC Davis has
several Toyota Prius sedans covered by the recall.
While it is believed that this issue has been corrected in all campus vehicles, users of the
Toyota models listed above from the campus fleet should remove their driver-side floor mat.
TOYOTA CONSUMER SAFETY ADVISORY FOR FLOOR MATS
2. STICKING ACCELERATOR PEDAL
There is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may mechanically stick in a
partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.
Certain 2009-2010 RAV4
Certain 2009-2010 Corolla
Certain 2007-2010 Camry
Certain 2010 Highlander
None. A review of campus vehicles tracked by Fleet Services indicates that UC Davis does
not have any vehicles involved in the Toyota recall for sticking accelerator pedal issues. The
Prius is not involved in this recall action.
TOYOTA CONSUMER SAFETY ADVISORY FOR PEDALS
3. 2010 PRIUS BRAKE SYSTEM CONCERNS
Some 2010 Toyota Prius drivers have complained of inconsistent brake feel during slow and
steady application of brakes on rough or slick road surfaces when the anti-lock brake
system (ABS) is activated in an effort to maintain tire traction. Toyota has announced a
voluntary safety recall of 2010 Prius vehicles.
None. The campus has no 2010 model Prius sedans in the fleet.
TOYOTA STATEMENT REGARDING THE BRAKING RECALL
Questions or concerns about the operation or safety of any campus vehicles may be
directed to the Fleet Service Desk 530-752-0789.
Director: Fleet Services