Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Cars due to Floor Mat Problem

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 |

Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, the company's largest-ever U.S. recall, to address problems with a removable floor mat that could cause accelerators to get stuck and lead to a crash.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Toyota Motor Corp. spokesperson announced that they will be recalling 3.8 million cars in the United States and try to resolve an issue regarding a removable floormat on the driver's side that is alleged to cause the accelerating pedal of the car to get stuck thus causing it to run at high speeds and could lead to a crash. This is the largest ever recall of Toyota in the US. Their last recall was 900,000 vehicles due to a steering issue.

The recall will affect 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350.