Posted Thursday, February 24, 2011 in
Toyota has recalled 2.2 million vehicles to fix a gas-pedal jam, reports USA Today.
The recall is an expansion of a recall last year for “unintended acceleration” problems with floor mats. The mats can jam against accelerator pedals, causing pedal entrapment. Although Toyota claims the recall is voluntary, federal regulators say they have been requested.
The vehicles being recalled include:
• Lexus GS. About 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Lexus GS 300 and GS 350 all-wheel-drive vehicles to modify the shape of the plastic pad embedded in the driver's side floor carpet.
• Lexus RX. About 372,000 2004 through 2006 and early 2007 Lexus RX 330, RX 350 and RX 400h vehicles to replace the driver's side floor carpet cover and retention clips.
• Toyota Highlander. About 397,000 2004 through 2006 Toyota Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles to fix floor mat issues.
• Toyota 4Runner. About 603,000 2003 to 2009 4Runners to address floor mats.
• Lexus LX. About 17,000 2009 to 2011 Lexus LXs for floor mats.
• Toyota RAV4. About 761,00 2006 through 2010 RAV4 to address floor-mat entrapment issues.
Owners of Lexus GS models will be notified by mid-May by mail. RX and Highlander owners will be notified separately.
To read the full article, visit http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/02/toyota-announces-massive-recall-to-prevent-jamming-gas-pedals/