You will recall that on November 25, 2009, Toyota announced a “solution” for more than 4 million of its recalled cars and trucks that have the potential to accelerate suddenly and unintentionally. The automaker said the accelerator pedal should be shorter and a re-design of the floor mats.
Until those safety repairs could be made, Toyota advised owners of the recalled models to remove the floor mats.
On the day after Christmas, four people died in Southlake, Texas when the 2008 Toyota they were riding in sped out of control, crashed through a fence and landed upside down in a pond. Authorities at the scene discovered that the car’s owners had removed the floor mats and stored them in the trunk as they were advised to do in the recall. Investigators ruled out floor mats as the cause of that accident.
Toyota has not only blamed drivers of the Toyota vehicles fro accidents but also the floor mats and sticking gas pedals. Toyota had basically walked away from the problems until it became apparent that they had to take action.
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