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Apparently two years ago there were five complaints from owners of the 2007 Lexus ES 350 about unintended acceleration. It took them a little while, but after an apparent "thorough investigation" Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have now recalled the all-weather floor mats in 2007 and some 2008 ES 350s as well as their sibling, the Toyota Camry. Admitting that the floor mats could jam accelerators on 3.8 million Toyotas.

If they had acted faster would they have saved the four people in California who were killed in a recent crash involving a Lexus with a stuck accelerator pedal? Do you think it was the complaints of the potential litigation that finally caught up with Toyota and made them do something? Maybe, tort deform damage caps might have gotten them to act faster? You have got to be kidding me or maybe you own stock in Toyota.

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.

For more information, consumers can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hotline at (888) 327-4236, Toyota at (800) 331-4331 or Lexus at (800) 255-3987.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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