Zipcar Pulls Recalled Toyotas from Fleet, Awaits Fix from Toyota

Jan 29, 2010, 12:56 ET from Zipcar, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's largest car-sharing service, announced that, "The safety of our Zipsters is our top priority."

The Company will not allow reservations for the recall-affected Toyota vehicles in the Zipcar fleet until the accelerator malfunction has been appropriately resolved by Toyota.  

This recall impacts approximately 5 percent of the Zipcar fleet, specifically the 2009 and 2010 Toyota Matrix.  

We will continue to monitor the recall closely and follow Toyota's recommendations.

If Zipsters have questions about upcoming Zipcar reservations, they should contact Member Services at 1-866-4ZIPCAR (1-866-494-7227).  

For more information about Toyota's recall, please click here.

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Zipcar is the world's leading car-sharing service with 350,000 members and 6,500 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout 28 North American states and provinces as well as in London, England. As a leader in urban transportation, Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to savvy city residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car in the city. More information is available at

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