It seems that the major recall over hazardous floor mats in Toyota vehicles still has yet to be put to rest as some new models were just added to the recall.
Toyota and Lexus have issued a recall for 2010 model year Lexus RX350 and RX 450h crossovers, for fears of “unsecured or incompatible floor mat entrapment of the accelerator pedal.”
The addition of these RX’s amount to 154,000 recalled RX models, for a grand total of 7.8 million Toyota vehicles flagged for faulty floor mats. When divided, 131,800 2010 RX350s and 22,200 2010 RX450hs make up the group.
Toyota and Lexus said that they will begin notifying the affected customers beginning in August via first class mail.
But to add a little bit of controversy, according to International Business Times, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering opening an investigation into the timeliness of this recall by Toyota.
Either way, any concerned owners can contact the manufacturer at 1-800-255-3987 or can visit www.lexus.com/recall for complete information.
Check out the press release below.
Toyota Motor Sales Announces Amendment to 2009 Recall
2010 Lexus RX added to potential floor mat interference campaign
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 29, 2012) — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has amended its recall from late 2009, adding two models to address the potential for unsecured or incompatible floor mat entrapment of the accelerator pedal. The models added are:
• 2010 RX 350 (approximately 131,800 vehicles) and
• 2010 RX 450h (approximately 22,200 vehicles)
Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a safety recall notification by first class mail in early August 2012. Lexus dealers will remedy the involved vehicles at no cost to the customers.
Detailed information and answers to questions are available at or www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1-800-255-3987).
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Lexus via AutoBlog