Toyota announces more recalls due to faulty floor mats

March 1, 2011 12:00 AM

Just when you thought everything was going great to Toyota, they go up in flames. Another voluntary recall was announced this week due to "potential floor mat interference," according to a statement released by the automaker.

The recall affects 2.17 million additional vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Times, just two weeks after a NASA study cleared Toyota of any electronic fault. The Times called the problems "mechanical defects," which could lead to the vehicles speeding out of control.

"As a result of the agency's review, NHTSA asked Toyota to recall these additional vehicles," said National Highway Transport Safety Administration's David Strickland, an administrator for the organization. "Now that the company has done so, our case is closed."

Brian Lyons, a spokesman for Toyota did not confirm rumors that this would be the last recall of vehicles due to the floor mats. However, he said "we're confident that we have properly addressed the concerns here."

Among the vehicles recalled were the 2007 and 2006 GS 300 and GS 350 All-Wheel Drive, the '06 and '07 RX 330, RX 350, and RX 400h vehicles. In addition, a range of 2004 through 2006 Highlanders were also recalled.

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