Toyota Issues Safety Advisory Affecting 3.8 Million Cars

Wednesday September 30th, 2009 at 7:99 AM
Posted by: Derek

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Toyota Cites Stuck Accelerator Risk For Big Recall

Right now Toyota is calling it a “safety advisory”, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may upgrade this to an official recall. The potential problem lies with unsecured or mismatched floor mats in Toyota vehicles that may interfere with the accelerator pedal. You can read the official statement from Toyota and the list of affected vehicles after the jump.

According to the statement, “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.”

Until Toyota develops a remedy, Toyota is asking owners of specific Toyota and Lexus models to take out any removable driver’s floor mat and NOT replace it with any other floor mat.

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One Response to Toyota Issues Safety Advisory Affecting 3.8 Million Cars

  1. Peter Anastopulos says:

    It’s not the floor mats Toyota it’s much deeper and you need to fix this now.That includes Lexus after we saw the IS wreck at Thanksgiving.Toyota needs to get on this because its beginning to sound like Audi’s screw up back in the 80′s.Audi blamed it on the drivers which was false and was bad PR in the end.You need to put a face on this issue and get out front.This is a clientele that has been sold on quality and safety foremost not beauty or speed.There are only a short window to correct this and Toyota needs to step on this.

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