TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said the production stoppage of eight models involved in its latest safety recall will be limited to this week, as scheduled.
"We will begin production again next week,” Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said on a conference call. He said plants would reopen Feb. 8.
A Feb. 1-5 production stoppage at five North American factories was announced last week as Toyota outlined plans to suspend delivery of the eight models, which were targeted in a Jan. 21 recall. The company said today it was confident it had found a fix for 2.3 million vehicles with gas pedals that could stick and cause unintended acceleration.