Toyota announced that they are issuing a voluntary recall of 2.17 million vehicles due to concerns that potential defects with the floor mats could entrap the gas pedal, causing acceleration problems.
The voluntary recall, which is in addition to previous recalls over similar concerns, involves six different models.
In the 2006 and early 2007 Model Year Lexus GS 300 and GS 350 All-Wheel Drive vehicles affected, the recall addresses modifying the shape of the plastic pad embedded in the driver’s side floor carpet. If the floor carpet is not properly placed, the plastic pad may interfere with the gas pedal. If this happens, the accelerator pedal may become temporarily stuck, potentially causing acceleration and handling problems.
The 2004 to early 2007 Lexus RX SUVs RX 330, RX 350, and RX 400h vehicles, and 2004 through 2006 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles are being recalled to replace the floor carpet cover on the driver’s side, plus its two retention clips.
In addition, Toyota is updating a recall from November, 2009, adding three more vehicles. The floor mats of the 2003 through 2009 4Runner; 2008 through 2011 Lexus LX 570; and 2006 through 2010 RAV4 have been recalled to address the potential for floor mats entrapping the accelerator pedal.
Owners may see if their vehicle is included in any of these or other recalls or service campaigns by checking their VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on Toyota’s website here.