Toyota issued its most recent round of recalls after an August 2009 accident in California, in which a California Highway Patrol officer and three passengers were killed when the gas pedal on their Lexus became stuck under the floor mat, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash. Toyota announced a recall to repair misshapen floor mats that were thought to interfere with the accelerator pedals, causing vehicles to accelerate out of control while in operation. The company claimed that the floor mats were not compatible with the accelerator pedal or not properly secured, which trapped the accelerator pedal beneath the mat. 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 Friedman & Friedman, P.A. for a free consultation regarding your case. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at 800-446-6482 to discuss your legal options.