We have some important news to bring to Toyota and Lexus owners now, as it has been confirmed once again, that the car giant has had to recall some of their models due to a recurring problem involving hazardous floor mats which could cause problems to drivers.
According to USA Today, the recall is one of the biggest, as Toyota are recalling around 2.1 million vehicles in the US, with various Lexus models also affected by the floor mat issue.
In case this is the first time you’ve heard about the problem with these floor mats, Toyota has been having ongoing problems with them due to the fact that they have the potential to jam against the accelerator pedal or interfere with pedal mechanisms. This is obviously a major issue if it occurs to drivers whilst on the road, so you can understand why Toyota has straight away announced this new setback.
Here are the important details that you need to be aware of. New Lexus models affected by the recall include the 2007 Lexus GS 300, GS 350 AWD Lexus, and Lexus models RX 330, RX 350, and RX 400h, the three of which were built between 2006 and 2007.
As for Toyota vehicles, the models included on the list are the 2006 Toyota Highlander and Highlander HV models and the Toyota RAV4 produced between 2006-2010.
What are your thoughts on the models mentioned above, is your motor unfortunately on the list? Over at Detroit News, they are reporting that Toyota has already been fined around $49 million for failing to announce various recalls on time. This latest recall is certainly going to cast Toyota in a bad light – most of you will probably feel this is justified.
We’ll bring you more details on the recall soon.