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Toyota’s Sticky Situation

Recently, Toyota announced two safety recalls that cover some of its models. Both recall campaigns address conditions related to the accelerator pedal. The first recall, “Floor Mat Entrapment,” regards the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver’s floor mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause it to get stuck in the wide-open position.

The second recall, “Pedal,” is being conducted because there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.

If your vehicle experiences sudden acceleration without the ability to stop, you should remain calm, press on the brakes, shift the vehicle into neutral and steer yourself onto the shoulder of the road or to a parking lot. As we wait for Toyota to figure out a fix, you should be careful on the road if you decide to risk driving one of these recalled models.

For more information on the affected models, please go to http://www.toyota.com/recall/. If your year/model isn’t listed and you think it should be; you can contact Toyota on Twitter at @Toyota or call your local news station to make a fuss. We have seen what social media can do in a crisis for causes such as aiding the earthquake survivors in Haiti. If we make enough fuss, we can make sure Toyota resolves this conflict to our satisfaction.