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NAGOYA (Kyodo) U.S. authorities are urging Toyota Motor Corp. to issue a mandatory recall over loose floor mats in some of its cars, stepping up the pressure for the Japanese automaker to admit that the vehicles in question have a safety defect, sources said Friday.

Earlier this month, Toyota issued a “safety recall” for 3.8 million vehicles in seven models, including the Prius hybrid and Lexus cars, warning that an unsecured driver-side floor mat could slip forward and jam the accelerator pedal.

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