Three years after Toyota Motor Corporation recalled millions of vehicles for sticking accelerator pedals, the vehicle manufacturer has announced that more vehicles will be recalled. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, more than 150,000 Lexus vehicles are being recalled due to a problem with the floor mats that may entrap the accelerator pedal and cause an accident.
Because the floor mats may be unsecured or incompatible with the vehicle, they can cause the accelerator pedal to become stuck at full throttle. This can cause the car’s speed to increase at such a high rate that applying the brakes may not be sufficient to stop the car. The Lexus sport utility vehicles included in the recall are:
- 2010 RX 350 (131,800 vehicles)
- 2010 RX 450h (22,200 vehicles)
It is recommended that owners of the recalled SUVs remove their driver’s side floor mats as soon as possible to prevent an accident from occurring. Affected owners will be notified of the recall in early August and can have the problem fixed by Lexus dealers without charge. For more information on the recall, consumers can contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at (800) 255-3987.
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