Toyota Issues Safety Recall on 3.8 Million Vehiclesby Tim Manni
We apologize for not notifying you about this earlier in the week, but on Tuesday Toyota announced a safety recall for 3.8 million vehicles due to floor mates that may cause your gas pedal to stick.
Toyota and Lexus vehicles affected by this consumer alert are:
- 2007-2010 Camry [Toyota]
- 2005-2010 Avalon [Toyota]
- 2004-2009 Prius [Toyota]
- 2005-2010 Tacoma [Toyota]
- 2007-2010 Tundra [Toyota]
- 2007-2010 ES 350 [Lexus]
- 2006-2010 IS 250 and IS350 [Lexus]
“A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death,” said Toyota in its statement.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has urged the owners of these vehicles to remove the driver-side floor mat to prevent a potential serious accident:
For more information, consumers can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Hotline at 888-327-4236 or the Toyota Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or the Lexus Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-255-3987. Information from Toyota is also posted at http://www.toyota.com and http://www.lexus.com.
Example of accelerator pedal interference caused by out-of-position all-weather floor mat.