Toyota Issues Yet Another Recall For Possible Accelerator Pedal Entrapment.

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on July 4, 2012

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Buffalo Toyota owners should be aware that Toyota has issued new recalls recently regarding potential problems with the accelerator pedal becoming entrapped by the floor mat, leading to unintended acceleration and possible personal injury.  The most recent involves 154,000 model 2010 RX 350 and RX 450h Lexus SUVs.  There have been twelve reports of motor vehicle accidents related to this condition, according to Toyota.

Since November of 2009, Toyota has recalled more than 7 million vehicles regarding problems with pedals potentially becoming trapped.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recommended that owners impacted by the recall remove the driver’s floor mat immediately until the problem can be addressed by the manufacturer.

Toyota intends to modify or replace the accelerator pedals and replace any Toyota designed floor mats not specified for the vehicles.  Early this year Toyota recalled a large number of 2006-2010 RAV4 models, 2003-2009 4Runners, and 2008-2011 Lexus LX 570 models to fix floor mat problems.

If you own a vehicle subject to these recalls, you should be hearing from Toyota regarding repair of this problem.

If you have been injured by a defectively designed product, we would be happy to answer your questions.  Please feel free to call us at 716-542-5444.

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