Toyota recalls more than 2 million cars over faulty gas pedals

toyota-recall-january-2010

Toyota Recall January 2010: Toyota is voluntarily recalling 2.3 million vehicles in the United States to fix defective accelerator pedals, the latest in a series of recalls by the Japanese automaker.

The move comes just months after the company recalled about 4.2 million cars to reduce the risk of gas pedals getting stuck under unsecured or improperly placed floor mats and causing sudden acceleration.

The following Toyota Division models are affected:

• 2009-2010 RAV4,
• 2009-2010 Corolla,
• 2009-2010 Matrix,
• 2005-2010 Avalon,
• 2007-2010 Camry,
• 2010 Highlander,
• 2007-2010 Tundra,
• 2008-2010 Sequoia

CBS consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen reports on how to avoid this problem and prevent a devastating accident.

WATCH: