Things just couldn’t get any worse for Toyota Motor Corp. The automaker has announced yet another recall, this one for 1.1 million vehicles in the United States, and is essentially an expansion of last year’s floor mat/pedal recall that affected 4.3 million vehicles.
The recall is for all 2008-10 Highlanders, 2009-2010 Corollas, Venzas and Matrixes, as well as 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibes, where the gas pedal may become lodged under improperly installed floor mats and cause unintended acceleration.
This recall is separate from the recall of 2.3 million vehicles where the accelerator pedal may stick, a move which prompted Toyota to stop selling affected models and even cease production.
Toyota’s fix for this latest recall of 1.1 million vehicles includes re-shaping or replacing gas pedals, as well as changing the mats with a newly designed mat.