Accelerator Pedal May Stick Open
Body, Interior & Misc., February 24, 2011
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The accelerator pedal may become stuck under an unsecured or incorrect floor mat. This may cause the throttle to become stuck in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the accelerator pedal can become stuck without warning. Please contact your local dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The accelerator pedal can become trapped under an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. This can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash. At this time, the remedy plan is still under development, but will most likely involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and Toyota all-weather floor mats. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time. The Toyota recall number is 90L; the Lexus number is 90LG.
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Mfr's Report Date:
February 24, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Potential Number of Units Affected:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2011 LEXUS LX570, 2003 THROUGH 2009 TOYOTA 4RUNNER, AND 2006 THROUGH 2010 RAV4 VEHICLES. 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.
THE REMEDY PLAN IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT, BUT WILL INVOLVE MODIFICATION OR REPLACEMENT OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND REPLACEMENT OF ANY TOYOTA ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MAT. TOYOTA HAS NOT PROVIDED A SCHEDULE FOR OWNER NOTIFICATION AT THIS TIME. FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THE REMEDY AND THE OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE IS EXPECTED FROM TOYOTA. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
TOYOTA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBERS ARE 90L (TOYOTA) AND 90LG (LEXUS). CUSTOMERS MAY 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. THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF SAFETY RECALLS 09V-388 AND 10V-023.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration