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Toyota Recalls 3.8M Cars for Floormat Issue
Posted By Jim On 09/30/2009 @ 9:59 am In NEWS | 8 Comments
Toyota announced yesterday that they would recall 3.8 million cars in the United States in what is the largest ever U.S. recall. The removable floor mats can cause the accelerator to stick and push vehicles to speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. Toyota is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a fix.
They advise that you remove the floor mat on the driver’s side immediately.
The following vehicles are affected:
Their advice, if the car is accelerating out of control, is to step on the brake pedal with both feet, then try to put the car into neutral and switch the ignition to accessory power (where only the radio is on). Don’t turn off the power or the steering wheel will lock up. If you have a start/stop button, like in the Prius, you can hold the button down for three seconds to shut off the engine.
Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats  [Associated Press]
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