Toyota Owners: Check your Floor Mats. It Could Save Your Life

Many of you might be wondering why checking your floor mats could save your life. After all the idea of a floor mat being dangerous seems a bit silly at first. That however, was not the case for a family driving on a California highway with a stuck accelerator and no brakes. This is what happened to passengers in San Diego in August and has now promoted Toyota to recall 3.8 million vehicles the biggest U.S. recall due to floor mat hazard. Apparently the removable floor mats found in many Toyota vehicles have the potential to cause accelerators to get stuck, leading to crashes. Toyota is working with the National Highway Safety Administration to fix the problem and that for now owners should remove the floor mats and not replace them until the problem is fixed. If the floor mat is under the pedal, this may lead to the accelerator getting stuck and lead to possible car crashes and injuries. So check those mats and stay safe!

For more information on this big recall, you may visit: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090930/ap_on_bi_ge/us_toyota_floor_mats

 

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective consumer product, please contact a defective consumer product attorney right away. They will advocate for your rights and help you get the care you need.

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