Toyota has received complaints that some of their vehicles may be accelerating unintentionally and they are now issuing a recall for floor mats. The recall covers placemats in certain Camry and Lexus models. Owners of all Toyota models are urged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make sure their floor mats are installed correctly.
As the Free Press first reported last month, NHTSA had opened an investigation into the floor mats after amassing 40 reports of unintended acceleration in 2007 Lexus ES 350 sedans, including eight crashes and 12 injuries.
Since then, NHTSA has received complaints from owners of other Toyota models about the problem.
The NHTSA has also received complaints about the Tacoma pickup truck and the RAV 4. The recall is for 55,000 floor mats. Toyota will be offering a free replacement floor mat.