UPDATE: Models Affected By New Toyota Recall

By: AP/CNN
By: AP/CNN

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.17 million vehicles in the United States to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in carpeting.

The recall includes 372,000 model year 2004 through early 2007 Lexus RX 330, RX 350 and RX 400h SUVs, as well as approximately 397,000 2004 through 2006 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUVs.

Also, Toyota announced it is expanding a 2009 recall in which gas pedals could become trapped on extra-thick floormats that did not originally come with the car. Dealers will reshape the cars' gas pedals and floorboards so that they won't get stuck even when thick, all-weather floormats are used.

Approximately 603,000 model year 2003 through 2009 Toyota 4Runner SUVs, approximately 17,000 model year 2008 through 2011 Lexus LX570 SUVS and approximately 761,000 model year 2006 through 2010 RAV4s are being added to that recall.

Toyota has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally over safety problems since 2009. U.S. regulators said earlier this month that electronic flaws were not to blame for reports of sudden, unintended acceleration.


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  • by linda Location: colorado springs on Feb 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    Do you people realize that most of the recalled Toyotas were made in the US
  • by Johnny Location: Algonquin Il. on Feb 24, 2011 at 08:51 AM
    I have a Toyota Tundra Crew max 5.7 litre. In regards to the resent recall. The floor mat entrapping the accelerator petal. First of all the mat is secured to the floor by clips. so I can not see how it would move. The first time it moved is when Toyota did their new fix. The new fix created another situation. Now there is a petal that is much harder to control ,witch is unsafe and less economical on fuel. what I mean by harder to control is too much petal to start off, harder to control how you really want to start off. all I have to say if it is not broken why fix. Toyota must have been forced into changing their first design. I find this to be a well thought truck, that did not need to be messed with. now I have to deal with getting my head getting jerked back every time I barely touch the petal. It was just fine before!
  • by American Location: CO on Feb 24, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    GOOD!!! Take um all back to Japan. This is America! If you want to drive on American soil, you should have to drive a vehicle made by an American based auto maker. Foreign vehicles should not be allowed on our road, and especially on our MILITARY bases! Go live where your car is from. Get behind America, or get out!
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