Toyota Floor mat RECALL & TEMP FIX

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  1. TACOMATOSED

    TACOMATOSED New Member

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    Just heard on the radio the recall was due to floor mats getting in the way and causing the accelerator to get stuck :dontknow:


     

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    Hehe no lies.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,557420,00.html
     
  4. RedXRunner

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    Toyota says it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States to address problems with a removable floor mat that could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash. The company says it will be the largest U.S. recall in its history. Owners could learn about the safety campaign as early as next week.

    Toyota and the government warned owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems tied to the removable floor mats. They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash.

    The recall will affect 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350.

    Owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side and not replace them.
    Toyota's previously largest U.S. recall was about 900,000 vehicles in 2005 to fix a steering issue.



    check out this story (sad):
    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/sep/15/us-toyota-floor-mats-091509/?&zIndex=166332


    so we will be getting new floor mats? ? ?



    i guess i will be posting a for sale thread for my mats
     
  5. T0LLPHR33

    T0LLPHR33 "Catwoman"

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    you may have to turn them in nate when you go to the stealership for the new set of floor mats...I don't know though they may let you keep em...

    I would think they would take the old matts and just exchange them for the new 1's...that way toyota doesn't have to worry about law suits from toyota vehicles crashing...:dontknow:
     
  6. Phoenix

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    Damn, this is just in the states hey?
     
  7. big_dirte

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    What if you were to say that you bought new floor mats once you heard of the safety risk and the others were destroyed? I believe that would entitle you have your money reimbursed.
     
  8. Gadget

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    Wow, so, I guess I have to drive down to Toyota and have them take out my floor mat??

    They are going to have to come get mine.....

    G
     
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    Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats

    Has anyone else read about this yet saw it on yahoo news and said the tacoma 05-2010 was involvded?

    The recall will affect 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350.

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  10. 2006nightrider

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    Threads merged, and I changed the title of my original thread
     
  11. Torspd

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    I got a set of the TRD carpet mats and the All Weather mats. Never had this problem. Once again leave it to the few people who don't like the hooks on the driver side to have the problem. Then complain to toyota. I have to move the passenger side back to the seat all the time. never the driver side. Amazing. Simply amazing.
     
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    never had a problem with mine either.


    this all came about with the lexus' acceleration problem that killed a family.
     
  13. RedXRunner

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    hey david when can we go to the dealer and get the new mats ?
     
  14. CJX-RUNNER

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    :ahhhhh: ^^^This is the first time I thought I was gonna die in my truck:laugh::laugh:...
    Guess it was bound to happen.:thumpdown:
    Except I had just installed my new tacoma all weathers when it got stuck:dontknow:
     
  15. MadMatt

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    Well when I bought my truck I noticed one of the driver side floormat hooks was missing. I thought the previous owner broke it or something so I got a new one for like 2.95 from Toyota. Maybe it never had it in the first place?

    Wonder if they'll refund my $2.95?
     
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    hopefully soon. I got weather-tech mats they dont bend or flex. But ill go get free mats you know.
     
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    My service manager said that our phones have been blowing up with customers asking the same thing. He called Toyota because he didn't know, and Toyota said that dealerships should start honoring the recall as early as this weekend...I guess to give time for the dealers to stock up on replacements.

    He was also told by Toyota that customers CAN NOT just bring in the floor mat itself, the customer MUST bring in the vehicle with your current floor mats for the dealer to honor it.
     
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    For the Canadians, Toyota Canada is also upholding this, but they're saying to NOT replace the mats with anything else. I'm calling my stealership just to verify.

    EDIT: In calling the dealership, they said its SOLELY the 2010's that are being affected, and they're not to replace the floor mats of any other Tacoma previous to the 2010's. I'm a safe girl yet again. WOO!
     
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