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Old 09-29-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Toyota to recall 3.8million vehicles (Tacoma too)

I guess the accelerator is getting stuck on the floor mats. Mine did this just the other day.
2007-2009 Tacos affected among other models according to Fox news.

I don't know why it's a 'recall' though..

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Recent events have prompted Toyota to take a closer look at the potential for an accelerator pedal to get stuck in the full open position due to an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Until Toyota develops a remedy, it is asking owners of specific Toyota and Lexus models to take out any removable driver’s floor mat and NOT replace it with any other floor mat. The following models are affected:
• 2007 – 2010 Camry
• 2005 – 2010 Avalon
• 2004 – 2009 Prius
2005 – 2010 Tacoma
• 2007 – 2010 Tundra

Should the vehicle continue to accelerate rapidly after releasing the accelerator pedal, this could be an indication of floor mat interference. If this occurs, Toyota recommends the driver take the following actions:

First, if it is possible and safe to do so, pull back the floor mat and dislodge it from the accelerator pedal; then pull over and stop the vehicle.

If the floor mat cannot be dislodged, then firmly and steadily step on the brake pedal with both feet. Do NOT pump the brake pedal repeatedly as this will increase the effort required to slow the vehicle.

Shift the transmission gear selector to the Neutral (N) position and use the brakes to make a controlled stop at the side of the road and turn off the engine.

If unable to put the vehicle in Neutral, turn the engine OFF, or to ACC. This will not cause loss of steering or braking control, but the power assist to these systems will be lost.

-If the vehicle is equipped with an Engine Start/Stop button, firmly and steadily push the button for at least three seconds to turn off the engine. Do NOT tap the Engine Start/Stop button.

-If the vehicle is equipped with a conventional key-ignition, turn the ignition key to the ACC position to turn off the engine. Do NOT remove the key from the ignition as this will lock the steering wheel.

In the event owners choose not to remove their floor mat, Toyota strongly recommends that they ensure that the correct floor mat is being used, that it is properly installed and secured, that it is not flipped over with bottom-side up, and that one floor mat is not stacked over another. Information on proper floor mat installation can be found on http://www.toyota.com.
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thats alot of floor mats
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I was just about to post this.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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It is a recall because it is a Saftey Issue. My clutch does it all the time, but rearely the accellorator
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Exclamation Whoa / Toyota Recall.....

Toyota apparently agreed to the recall of 2.8MM vehicles today, including the Taco:

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Toyota says it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States to address problems with a removable floor mat that could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash. The company says it will be the largest U.S. recall in its history. Owners could learn about the safety campaign as early as next week.

Toyota and the government warned owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems tied to the removable floor mats. They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash.

The recall will affect 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350.

Owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side and not replace them.
Toyota's previously largest U.S. recall was about 900,000 vehicles in 2005 to fix a steering issue.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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Toyota recall ?

what's this mean?
Do you get new floormats out of the deal or are they going to do like cash for clunkers and crush your pickup just because some floormats stick the pedal down??? HA


Toyota to Recall 3.8 Million Vehicles

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
After the U.S. government put out a warning to owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems tied to removable floor mats, the Japanese automaker announced that it will recall 3.8 million vehicles sold since 2004.
According to the consumer alert, the floor mats of the affected vehicles could interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause a crash.
The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side and not replace them.
The consumer alert affects 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350.
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DAMMIT! I have weather tech mats. Can i not show up with mats and just bring it in....LOL.
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huh?? really?
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BTW new floormats would be sweet, i have the toyota all weather mats and they already have a hole under the accelerator...
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hmm so if I remove my floor mats and dirty the hell out of the carpet, I wonder if they'll clean it for me. lol. I dont think i'll be removing mine.
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