Toyota Motor announced today that they were recalling 2.2 million vehicles that they manufactured and sold to correct safety hazards relating to gas pedals becoming stuck. Toyota has been struggling with safety concerns in their vehicles since it became known in 2009 that at least one fatal accident occurred when a gas pedal became stuck while the vehicle was in operation. Class action lawsuits are now pending against Toyota with respect to this safety hazard. Toyota has maintained that the sudden acceleration issues do not relate to an electrical flaw, but rather are connected to user error.
The recall involves several different models of Lexus and Toyota. Consumers should take steps immediately to have Toyota correct the floor mat problems.