Toyota has recalled more than 2.2 million vehicles that were not included in previous recalls, according to AOL Daily Finance. The automotive giant stated that the recall was issued in order “to address the potential for unsecured or incompatible floor mat entrapment of the accelerator pedal.” The floor mats in some vehicles may become stuck, while other models have a plastic pad embedded in the floor on the driver’s side which may interfere with the acceleration pedal if the carpet around the pedal is not properly replaced. Additionally, 769,000 other vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the driver's side floor mat and two retention clips.
The models included in the recall are:
- 600,000 2009 4-Runners
- 17,000 2008-2011 model year Lexus LX570s
- 761,000 2006-2010 model year RAV4s
- 20,000 2006-2007 GS 300 and GS 350s
- 372,000 2004-2007 Lexus RX 330, RX 350 and RX 400hs (hybrid)
- 397,000 2004-2006 Highlander and Highlander HVs
Auto manufacturers have a legal responsibility to produce vehicles that are safe for consumer use. However, in some cases, a vehicle may be in the shop for repairs numerous times without the problem ever being fixed. If you have a car that has been in for repairs for the same issue time and again without successful repair of the problem, you may have a lemon vehicle.
Howard D. Silver is an experienced California lemon law attorney who can help you understand your rights and options in the event that your vehicle is a lemon. To schedule a free consultation to learn how Mr. Silver can help you, call (855) 341-2611 to discuss your California lemon law case.