Last August Toyota stood before a crested wave of accelerator and floor-mat related recalls, the matter brought to a head by the death of an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and three members of his family in a dealer-loaned Lexus ES 350. The crash was caused by incorrectly fitted all-weather floor mats, according to investigating police. Toyota had known about the problem for years, having even issued a similar for floor mats trapping gas pedals recall in 2007. The recall for newer models affected by similar problems--and the then-undiscovered (and possibly still mythical) sticky...
NHTSA: Toyota Floor Mat Statement 'Inaccurate And Misleading'
The floor mat recall affects up to 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles, and is thought to have resulted in at least four deaths.Nelson Ireson
Official Warning Issued To Toyota And Lexus Owners To Pull Floor Mats Immediately
A recall will be issued by Toyota for a number of Lexus and Toyota brand vehicles over a floormat that can cause stuck accelerators.Nelson Ireson