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, Lexus Dealers Inspect Floor Mats Tragic Accident

Posted: Sep 17, 10:57 a.m.

Toyota nationwide have been to inspect floor mats in all of cars after a California Patrol Officer and three of his family were … in a high-speed traffic accident caused by a mismatched floor

USA Today reports, Toyota Sales USA planned to issue an Wednesday to about 1,400 and Lexus dealers nationwide to sure each of their used and loaner vehicles had the floor mats and that the were properly secured, Brian Lyons, a spokesman for the company. Customers who are concerned also make sure have the proper mats. If any doubt in their mind the security and shape of

their mat, Lyons reporters, owners should go and visit the dealer.

Kicking Tires explains, believed a floormat caused an that … four in San Diego County after snagged on the vehicle’s gas pedal. people were riding in the ES350. which a dealer had to the family while their own car was Crash investigators haven’t a final conclusion, but told that a driver’s-side all-weather mat found at the scene doesn’t the ES 350.

USA Today notes that the mat could have snared or the accelerator pedal. A passenger in the car police about a minute the crash to say the vehicle had no brakes and the was stuck.

Investigators estimate the Lexus was travelling more 120 miles per hour when it hit a vehicle, launched off an embankment, several times and burst flames.

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Bloomberg notes that isn’t the first time has heard of a similar issue. in 2007 recalled 55,000 and Lexus ES 350s in the U.S. to floor mats that it could slip forward and the gas pedal, causing uncontrolled The 2009 ES350 involved in the accident was not covered by that

Drivers trapped in a car with the stuck have several, limited options. ToyotaLyons told USA Today, The could have put the car in neutral to the engine from the automatic He also could have off the electronically keyed car by holding the start switch for three but that could have the steering wheel, turned off the and cut power-assist to the brakes, Lyons

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