Toyota has announced another in its continuing series of recalls, this time nearly 2.2 million vehicles, including RAV4, 4Runner, Highlander and Lexus models dating from current models to 2003.
The recall widens the same problem that began in 2009 via the risk the driver’s floormat could come loose and trap the accelerator pedal.
The RAV4 crossovers have the largest percent of the recall, some 761,000 vehicles for model years 2006 to 2010.
The other vehicles included in the recall: 4Runner (603,000) for the model years 2003 through 2009 and Lexus LX 570 (17,000) vehicles for the model years 2008 through 2011.
Toyota has also recalled several hundred thousand Lexus, including the RX330, RX 350 and RX 400H models as well as Toyota Highland and Highlander HV models because retention clips that hold down the carpet on the driver’s side could come loose after service and affect the accelerator pedal.
Article Last Updated: February 24, 2011.
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