Toyota Extends Scope of Runaway-Acceleration Recall


The Los Angeles Times reported, “Amid widening concern over acceleration events, Toyota has cited “floor mat entrapment.?” Reports, however, are pointing “to another potential cause: the electronic throttles that have replaced mechanical systems.” The automaker “says the gas pedal design” in “more than 4 million…Toyota and Lexus vehicles makes them vulnerable to being trapped open by floor mats.” Last week, Toyota “announced a costly recall to fix the problem.” The article noted that “accounts from motorists…interviews with auto safety experts and a Times review of thousands of federal traffic safety incident reports all point to another potential cause: the electronic throttles that have replaced mechanical systems in recent years.”

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