Oct 4, 2009

Toyota recalls 3.8M vehicles over floor mats

Toyota announced it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States because of problems with a removable floor mat that could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash.

Toyota says it will be the largest U.S. recall in its history. Owners could learn about the safety campaign as early as next week.

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.

Owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side and not replace them.


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