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 Toyota Recall Information



Toyota Evaluates Unintended Acceleration Complaints in Remedied Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Put Into Context By Edmunds.com

February 26, 2010

Get Recall Repairs Now Regardless of Where You Bought Your Vehicle


Gaithersburg, MD  The Toyota Service Center of Fitzgerald Auto Mall is pleased to announce increased capacity to repair recalls on affected models of Toyotas.  Any Toyota owner can call to make an appointment, regardless of where you purchased your vehicle. 

We hired extra service technicians, added extra service bays, and extended our service hours.  We are staying ahead of current customer demand.  We have shifts that work well into the night, as late as one o'clock in the morning to accommodate all repairs and minimize any inconvenience to our customers.  Our technicians are proficient with the recall repairs and are extremely swift and skilled through the number of vehicles successfully completed to date. 

Make an appointment.  We are open tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, from 7 am to 4 pm.  If you come in later in the day, we will lend you a car, repair it, and have it for you by Monday evening. 

We also make overnight repairs during the week.  Drop your Toyota to us in the evening on your way home from work, get a free loaner car, and pick up your car in the morning! 

"We are one of the largest Toyota service centers in the United States.  I usually have 65 cars in my loaner fleet for customers to use.  For this recall, I almost tripled the number of free loaners for customers," says Jack Fitzgerald. 

Call and make your Toyota recall repair appointment today.  Call 1-800-794-3230 or visit www.FitzMall.com. 


Additional Information related to the recent Toyota Recalls: 

Accelerator Pedal Entrapment is Not New - 1999 Honda Floor Mat Recall 

AOL Article on the Tragic Lexus Crash in August 2009 

Wall Street Journal Article: Cause if Sudden Acceleration Proves Hard to Pinpoint 

Wall Street Journal Article: Car Makers Fixes May Not Solve Issues


February 24, 2010

At the press event immediately following today's Congressional Hearing, when asked what message he would want to give President Obama about Toyota, Akio Toyoda said and repeated:

"Toyota Cars Are Safe!"

February 15, 2010

To Our Valued Customer,

Our mission at Fitzgerald Auto Mall is ensuring your safety, as it is our utmost concern.

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about the recalls of vehicles from Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.  The entire Fitzgerald family is committed to performing your repairs and getting you back on the road with confidence.

We hired extra service technicians, added service bays, and extended our service hours to accommodate repairs.  We will work to minimize the inconvenience it may cause you to bring your vehicle in to us.

Toyota has assured us that your vehicle is safe to drive.  We want to offer you peace-of-mind and will provide our recall customers with their Buyer Protection Plan inspection while you are here.  It is our continued effort to ensure your safety.

Please follow these instructions to schedule your appointment.

Please call (301) 921-0300 (Gaithersburg, MD) or Email LFTService@FitzMall.com


Please call (800) 811-7519 (Chambersburg, PA) or Email FTOService@FitzMall.com

  • Call between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm - Monday-Friday
  • If you email, give us your telephone number and tell us the best time to reach you between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm - Monday-Friday

Fitzgerald Auto Mall will provide you with a Free Loaner Car if the repair process takes over one hour.  We have over 100 vehicles available.

Below are the vehicles involved in the recent recalls.  Click on your vehicle for more information from Toyota.com:

2005-2010 Avalon

2010 Prius

2007-2010 Camry

2009-2010 RAV4

2009-2010 Corolla

2008-2010 Sequoia

2008-2010 Highlander

2005-2010 Tacoma

2009-2010 Matrix

2007-2010 Tundra

2004-2009 Prius

2009-2010 VENZA

Since 1966, when the National Safety Highway Traffic Administration was established, there have been more than 390 million recalls by all manufacturers.

A recent article on CNN.com* tells readers, "Sudden unintended acceleration is not a problem limited to Toyota.  Many car manufacturers, including the other four with the largest shares of the U.S. market, have had to recall vehicles because of this issue."  The top five car manufacturers in the United States are General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chrysler.  NHTSA has investigated numerous consumer complaints about sudden unintended acceleration in cars made by the top five brands in more than one of its models.  Each manufacturer has had to recall their vehicles to fix various conditions.  Sudden unintended acceleration problems have also led to recalls for vehicles made bi Nissan, BMW, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Mazda, Land Rover, Suzuki and Volvo.

Jack Fitzgerald opened his first dealership in 1966.  "In my experience, I am not aware of recall vehicles suffering dramatic loss of resale value in the long term.  I absolutely do not believe that the long-term value of your Toyota has been diminished.  The media has hyped the recent recall issues," states Mr. Fitzgerald.

Don't sell your car for less, simply because of the recall.  We believe you will get the full value if your are patient.

Please contact us with any questions.


*See the entire CNN article at http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/05/sudden.acceleration.fact.check/


02-01-10 - Toyota answers customer questions about the solution for sticking accelerator pedals

02-01-10 Press Release - Toyota announces comprehensive plan to fix accelerator pedals on recalled vehicles and ensure customer safety

CTS Comments on Toyota's January 21 Voluntary Recall

Click here for the latest information from Toyota 



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