NAGOYA (Kyodo) Toyota Motor Corp. is considering fixing the accelerators of vehicles involved in a “safety recall” it issued in the United States due to the risk that a loose driver-side floor mat could slip forward and jam the pedal, sources said Wednesday.
Toyota is considering both altering the pedal’s shape and modifying a computerized control system in the some 3.8 million units subject to the recall. These measures will enable drivers to stop if the car goes out of control and accelerates to high speeds because the pedal is jammed by the floor mat, they said.
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