Japanese giant automaker is conducting a recall, again. Toyota, is recalling 2.17 million vehicles in the United States to address the accelerator pedals that could become trapped or jammed in floor mats. Causing unintentional acceleration. In other words, any one of the 2.17 million car owners could be accelerating uncontrollably on a freeway now as we speak.

However, Toyota spokesman said the company was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this defect. They are conducting a voluntary safety recall.

To overcome this, Toyota will replace the floor carpet and position them correctly to avoid it interfering with the accelerator. The following are the models and quantity affected:

  • 761,000 units: 2006-2010 Toyota RAV4
  • 603,000 units: 2009 Toyota 4Runner
  • 397,000 units: 2004-2006 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
  • 372,000 units: 2004-2007 Lexus RX 330, 350 and 400h
  • 20,000 units: 2006-2007 Lexus GS 300 and 350 all-wheel-drive models
  • 17,000 units: 2008-2011 Lexus LX 570

Vehicle owners will receive notices from Toyota by first-class mail and the issue will be fixed with no cost to the owner.

Toyota has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally since 2009 over safety problems. The automaker has paid the US government $48.8 million in fines for the recalls.

Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall or www.lexus.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987. (United States only)

[SOURCE: Toyota USA]

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