Peugeot to recall 100,000 cars made with Toyota
French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is recalling 100,000 cars across Europe to change accelerator pedals on two models.
The company says the recall of the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 models produced in the Czech town of Kolin comes after Japan's Toyota — which uses the same pedals on some Aygo models — found a defect.
A PSA spokesman said yesterday that owners of the two models will be notified by mail of the recall, which involves cars built between mid-2005 and mid-2009.
Toyota on Friday recalled some 4.2 million cars and trucks on three continents because of a sticky gas pedal problem caused by condensation that builds up in the gas pedal assembly.
The action affects about 10 per cent of Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models sold throughout Europe, or fewer than 100,000 vehicles, said Jean-Marc Sarret, a spokesman for the Paris-based carmaker. The accelerator-pedal defect may cause crashes.
The vehicles were made at a plant in the Czech Republic where Toyota and Peugeot Citroen jointly manufacture small cars. The factory is managed by Toyota and produces about 330,000 cars a year, split between the 107, C1 and Toyota Aygo models, according to the venture's website.
The pedal parts were supplied in the US and in Europe by CTS Corp, said Juergen Stolze, a spokesman for Toyota in Germany. Toyota has said that customers will get repair details next week and that parts from Elkhart, Indiana-based CTS will be replaced or new assemblies will be installed.
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