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Toyota adds another 1.1 million cars to floor mat recall.

Toyota adds another 1.1 million cars to floor mat recall.

Credit: AP

The accelerator pedal, right, in a 2010 Toyota Camry is seen on the show room floor of Bobby Rahal Toyota in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will replace accelerator pedals on about 4 million recalled vehicles in the United States because the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 28 at 6:24 PM

Tonight Toyota has added another 1.1 million cars to its floor mat recall in September.

That recall now includes the these additional models:

2008-2010 Highlander;

2009-2010 Corolla

2009-2010 Venza;

2009-2010 Matrix;

And the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe.

 This is in addition to the 4.2 million cars recalled in September for floor mat issues.

 Here’s how Toyota plans to fix these cars:

“Toyota's remedy plan is to modify or replace the accelerator pedals on the subject vehicles to address the risk of floor mat entrapment, even when an older-design all weather floor mat or other inappropriate mat is improperly attached, or is placed on top of another floor mat.  Floor surface modifications are also being considered and will be included in the remedy plan for any model for which it is deemed appropriate.

Initially, dealers will be instructed on how to reshape the accelerator pedal for the repair.  As replacement parts with the same shape as the modified pedal become available, they will be made available to the dealers for the repair. Customers who have had the pedal reshape remedy completed will have the opportunity to receive a new pedal if they desire, after replacement pedals become available.

In addition, Toyota will replace any Toyota all-weather floor mat in a subject vehicle with a newly designed mat, free of charge. For those customers who have the previous design all-weather floor mat but do not need or want the newly designed all-weather floor mat, Toyota will recover the previous design all-weather floor mat and reimburse its price.” 

Toyota gas pedal problem blogs since last year

Floor mat warning issued- September 29, 2009

Gas pedal sticking update- October 29, 2009

ABC News investigates gas pedal problem- November 3, 2009

Toyota announces fix for gas pedal problem- November 25, 2009

More gas pedal problems prompt recall of 2.3 million Toyota cars- January 21, 2010

Pontiac Vibe part of recall- January 24, 2010

Toyota halts sales of 8 models with gas pedal problems - January 26, 2010

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