Toyota to recall Corollas in Brazil

The Brazilian arm of embattled car giant Toyota has agreed to recall its popular Corollas following complaints about sudden acceleration.

In a statement, the Justice Ministry said the recall will cover all the vehicles manufactured since April 2008. It did not specify the number of vehicles to be recalled.

However, a Brazilian newspaper reported that around 55,000 Corollas were sold in 2009.

The ministry said the Japanese car manufacturer is planning to resolve the floor mats problem, which could pose a safety risk by interfering with the accelerator pedal and causing unintended acceleration.

Earlier, Minas Gerais state ordered the sale of Corollas to be halted because of sudden acceleration problems in nine vehicles.

Toyota, which has already recalled millions of vehicle globally due to accelerator pedal and braking system problem, was not available for comment.

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