The Gas Pedal May Become Stuck Wide Open
Engine, June 29, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
The gas pedal can become stuck in the wide open position when trapped under an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.
What Should You Do?
Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles during August 2012. The position of the driver's floor mat should be inspected and adjusted as necessary each time the driver enters the vehicle. If you don't receive recall notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The gas pedal can become stuck in the wide open position when trapped under an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speed and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will modify or replace the accelerator and replace any Lexus driver's floor mat not specified for the vehicle.
Mfr's Report Date:
June 29, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Potential Number of Units Affected:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 LEXUS RX350 AND RX450H VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2008, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2010. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
LEXUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES AND DEALERS WILL MODIFY OR REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND REPLACE ANY LEXUS DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT NOT SPECIFIED FOR THE VEHICLE. LEXUS WILL BEGIN NOTIFYING OWNERS IN EARLY AUGUST 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration