More accelerator pedal/floor mat problems for Toyota
Toyota's not having a good year. The NHSTA reports two more Toyota recalls for accelerator pedal/floor mat related issues:
2006 - 2007 Lexus GS300 and GS350 AWD models.
According to the NHSTA, a plastic pad that is part of the floor mat may interfere with normal operation of the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal can become stuck on this plastic pad in a partially depressed position and not return to idle position.
2008-2011 Lexus LX570, 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runner, and 2006-2010 Toyota RAV4 models.
On these vehicles, the accelerator pedal can become stuck in the wide open throttle position because it is being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. For this recall Toyota has a remedy plan "under development", that is said to involve replacement of the accelerator pedal and possible replacement of the floor mat.
Toyota has not provided an Owner Notification schedule for either recall at the time of this writing.
For more information, refer to NHSTA action number: RQ10003