Cincinnati Car Accident Attorney talks about Toyota recalls and Why be Concerned In case you missed it Toyota has allegations of unintended acceleration against many of its car models. This has led to actual recalls by Toyota. The first issue is that the gas pedal was getting caught on the floor mat and not returning. However there have been cases reported where the gas pedal was not stuck on the mat but was actually going fully depressed without anyone stepping on the pedal. There has been no actual recall for that reason as of yet, as Toyota has not admitted this is a problem Here is the story on the mat recall. This information is taken directly from the Toyota website.
FLOOR MAT PEDAL ENTRAPMENT RECALL
Which models are involved in the floor mat pedal entrapment recall? Toyota 2007 - 2010 Camry 2005 - 2010 Avalon 2004 - 2009 Prius 2005 - 2010 Tacoma 2007 - 2010 Tundra 2008 - 2010 Highlander 2009 - 2010 Corolla 2009 - 2010 Venza 2009 - 2010 Matrix
Lexus 2006 - 2010 IS 250 2006 - 2010 IS 350 2007 - 2010 ES 350
What is the condition that has prompted this floor mat pedal entrapment recall? There is the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver’s floor mat to interfere with, or entrap, the accelerator pedal in the worst case, in the wide-open position. A vehicle with an entrapped accelerator pedal may be difficult to control and/or stop.
Vehicles with any genuine Toyota or Lexus accessory all-weather floor mat will be provided with newly-designed replacement driver- and front passenger-side all-weather floor mats. Are the all-weather floor mats being replaced in involved vehicles? Yes. Toyota will be replacing the front driver and passenger-side floor mats.
Is Toyota recalling the old style floor mats and what are you doing with them? Yes, Toyota is recalling the old style floor mat as part of this recall to completely remove them from the market. At some point in time, in the future, these mats will be recycled into other products such as road surfaces. Toyota has not completed the details of the recycling actions.