Toyota to repair millions of gas pedals as part of safety recall

At least 3.8 million…that's the number of effected cars.

Toyota has just announced that it will repair millions of cars with gas pedals that could get stuck on the car's floor mat causing the car to accelerate unintentionally.

The recent recall was perhaps due in part to deadly accidents like THIS ONE  where an unstoppable Lexus which "topped speeds of 120 mph before launching off
an embankment and crashed and burst into flames in Santee," according
to the Associated Press.

"Toyota said that "the shape of the accelerator pedal will be
reconfigured to address the risk of floor mat entrapment." The company
said that the floor of the vehicles will also be reconfigured.

Miller, group vice president of environmental and public affairs for
Toyota, said in a teleconference that this will apply to at least 4
million vehicles," according to

Some of the cars effected by this recall include:

Toyota and Lexus vehicles affected by this consumer alert are:

  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2005-2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2007-2010 ES 350
  • 2006-2010 IS 250 and IS350

Toyota says drivers of these vehicles should remove their floor mats until they can have their vehicles reconfigured.

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