UMW Toyota Motor has released an official media statement regarding the ongoing recall issues faced by Toyota abroad. Here is the statement, published in verbatim:

On 21 January 2010, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), United States released a media statement of safety recall campaign involving 2.3 million vehicles affecting eight Toyota models. TMS also released a follow-up media statement on 26 January, 2010 regarding the suspension of sales of selected models.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to emphasize that we have received confirmation from our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by this recall exercise. The accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.

We would like to advise that there is no cause for concern on this matter.