Floor Mat Recall – Toyota Recall Lawyers
The first round of Toyota recalls involve misshapen floor mats that interfere with the gas pedal, causing it to become stuck in the open throttle position while the vehicle is in operation. The issue occurs in Toyota and Lexus models where the floor mats are not compatible with the accelerator pedal or not properly secured. The recall was prompted by an incident in Santee, California, in which a California Highway Patrol officer and three others were killed when the accelerator pedal became stuck under the floor mat, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.
Toyota is offering to replace the misshapen floor mats on all models with genuine Toyota all-weather floor mats, as well as add a brake override system on certain Camry and Lexus models, as a remedy for the problem. In addition, the company has promised to reconfigure the shape of the gas pedal in the future in order to prevent the problem from occurring in new models. However, victims who have already been injured in crashes involving recalled vehicles with defective floor mats deserve compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses associated with the accident. The following Toyota and Lexus models are involved in the recall:
2006–2010 IS 250
2006–2010 IS 350
2007–2010 ES 350
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to a defective floor mat, contact the experienced Toyota recall lawyers at Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales for a free consultation regarding your case. The aggressive trial attorneys at Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales are not afraid to take on large corporations like Toyota in order to get our clients just compensation for their injuries. Contact our Toyota recall lawyers today at 1-800-334-3298 to discuss your legal options.