Toyota recalls Lexus SUVs over risk of stuck gas pedals — Los Angeles Times

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Toyota recalls Lexus over risk of stuck gas

Federal regulators ask the automaker to the recall, which affects 2010 RX 350 and RX 450 H vehicles.

If the mat traps the gas the vehicle could speed out of

On Friday, Toyota said it was the recall, which affects vehicles.

Safety regulators warned the automaker that it face another investigation as to the company met its obligation to notify the and conduct a recall in a timely Previously, Toyota paid federal fines of nearly $50 for failing to promptly inform of defects in its vehicles and for delaying

The latest safety administration follows a massive Toyota of 4.4 million vehicles sold in the States in late 2009 to concerns that floor in cars and trucks could gas pedals to become stuck, to uncontrollable acceleration.

That was later expanded to cover 14 of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, various years of Camrys, and Tundra pickups, but not the RX model of

In our view, the data available at the didn’t warrant the inclusion of model, Toyota spokesman Lyons said Friday. If decides to open an investigation, certainly cooperate with its

Lyons noted that of the 6.9 Toyota vehicles that had recalled for problematic floor before Friday, 85% had been back and fixed.

The original came after a San Diego man and passengers were killed in a crash of a Lexus ES sedan. the crash, the driver called 911 to that the gas pedal was stuck and the car was going 120 mph.

Toyota has received complaints consumers about floor mat since 2004.

The safety said it approached Toyota the issue in the RX models last after the agency observed an in consumer complaints and other regarding pedal entrapment in the

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When Toyota confirmed week that it had received a volume of complaints on the same NHTSA asked the manufacturer to a recall, the safety agency

It is also asking for more from the automaker.

NHTSA consumers impacted by the recall to remove the floor mat and have vehicles serviced promptly, the said. While NHTSA the remedy proposed by Toyota address the problem, the agency continue to monitor the issue and take appropriate action as

The latest recall comes as is on an upswing, having rebounded last year’s earthquake and in Japan and flooding in Thailand. levels are back up and sales surged.

Through the first months of this year, has sold more than vehicles, a 24% gain from the period a year earlier. Its of the U.S. auto market has to 14.5% from 13.3%, to Autodata Corp.

Auto analysts said didn’t expect the latest of recalls to negatively affect sales or brand perception.

The really didn’t seem to do damage to Toyota in terms of impact, said Aaron D. a senior analyst at IHS Automotive. who were loyal to Toyota to be loyal to Toyota.

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