Toyota Recalls Lexus Cars Due to
a Fiery Accident!
Toyota Motor Company said
Tuesday September 29, 2009, it will issue a recall for about 3.8 million Toyota
and Lexus vehicles, to fix a potential safety problem caused by a car's floor
mat jamming the accelerator.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
already urged motorists not to wait for a fix. "This is an urgent matter,"
said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "For everyone's sake, we
strongly urge owners of these vehicles to remove mats or other obstacles that
could lead to unintended acceleration."
U.S. recall, the largest in the company’s history, followed a ghastly
accident last month in San Diego in which a gas pedal was allegedly snagged
by a mat on a runaway Lexus, resulting in a fiery crash, killing four family
The vehicles affected include 2005-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 Camry,
2004-2009 Prius, 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350, 2006-2010 Lexus IS 250 and IS350, 2005-2010
Tacoma, and 2007-2010 Tundra.
According to the NHTSA, the advisory was
precipitated by "continued reports of vehicles accelerating rapidly after
release of the accelerator pedal." More.......