Remember the giant Toyota pedal entrapment recalls that all started in late 2009? Well, it's not over yet. No, we aren't just talking about the various lawsuits that the automaker still faces in connection with the recalls, we're talking about yet another set of vehicles that are being added to the list. Welcome to the gang, 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h.

Toyota states that the duo of Lexus crossovers are being recalled for "unsecured or incompatible floor mat entrapment of the accelerator pedal." In total, 154,000 RX models are affected by this latest addendum to the recall – 131,800 RX 350 and 22,200 RX 450h vehicles.

Between the two different pedal entrapment cases, Toyota has now recalled around 7.8 million vehicles.

The automaker will notify customers via first class mail beginning in August. Concerned owners can contact the manufacturer directly at 1.800.255.3987 or visit lexus.com/recall for more information. Scroll down to read the official press release.

UPDATE: According to the International Business Times, the National Highway Traffic Safety administration may consider launching an investigation on Toyota "regarding delays in notifying the agency about the problem." The government agency released a statement saying, "NHTSA is requesting additional documentation from the manufacturer and is considering opening an investigation into whether Toyota met its obligation to notify the agency and conduct a recall in a timely manner."
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Toyota Motor Sales Announces Amendment to 2009 Recall

2010 Lexus RX added to potential floor mat interference campaign


TORRANCE, Calif. (June 29, 2012) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has amended its recall from late 2009, adding two models to address the potential for unsecured or incompatible floor mat entrapment of the accelerator pedal. The models added are:

• 2010 RX 350 (approximately 131,800 vehicles) and
• 2010 RX 450h (approximately 22,200 vehicles)

Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a safety recall notification by first class mail in early August 2012. Lexus dealers will remedy the involved vehicles at no cost to the customers.

Detailed information and answers to questions are available at or www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1-800-255-3987).


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      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is a dirty toyota conspiracy...they don't recall the cars for the floor mat, they recall it in order to switch their F*** up circuit board, except they will never admit that those who died and suffered in these terrible accidents were the victims of a massive COVER UP. This is a POS company with POS products and I am still getting out of the way of any toyota product when showing up behind me. Shame on toyota and I hope that very soon the truth will come out. This POS company will self dissolve sooner or later anyhow, I just hope that before they dissipte into oblivion the victims of this irresponsible POS company will be compesated for their loss and suffering. Anybody who owns or buys a toyota is a co-conspirator when hurting other innocent people who have enough common sense not to buy toyotas
        nsxrules
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        Let me take a wild guess, you are an American car lover and don't think the UAW is responsible for the demise of the Detroit 3. And you also think it was great that tax payers bailed out GM and Chrysler. Yup, I'm batting a thousand!
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        well, whatever they make is hundred times better and reliable than the piece of junk that European companies make - from the horribly ugly looking Mini to overpriced senior citizen's S class.
          kontroll
          • 2 Years Ago
          @desinerd1
          there is nothing more senior citizen than all of the lexus products plus the toyota camry and avalon. So full of it, you reek
        404 not found
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        A shot in the dark here, but I'm thinking kontroll isn't a Toyota fan.
          carfan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @404 not found
          a shot in the dark here, but I'm thinkong you're not normal to side with toyota, toyota fan
      David Donovan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank god. I'm so tired of hearing about Lexus and their "reliability". My grandfathers 2006 Lexus GS430 can't stay working properly for more then a month at a time. You can't take that thing into the shop and walk out of there for anything less then a grand.
        Felton Macartney
        • 3 Months Ago
        @David Donovan

        I HAVE OWNED 4 LEXUS.1998 300 A 2007 350 A 2013 LS460 AND NOW A RX 350 AND I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE THING GO WRONG WITH ANY ONE OF THEM. I AM SOLD THEY ARE A GREAT CAR.

        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David Donovan
        Funny because Lexus is at the top of every reliability study known. Thanks for your anecdotes though.
        404 not found
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David Donovan
        Perceiving a manufacturer's quality on one car is a great idea. :rollseyes:
          Famsert
          • 2 Years Ago
          @404 not found
          Sj: No, the smarter ones use reliability data from thousands of drivers to conclude that they are/were unreliable.
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @404 not found
          Seems to be the exact cause of many people swearing off American cars in the 80's. But that's acceptable, right?
          404 not found
          • 2 Years Ago
          @404 not found
          No.
      marcsf
      • 2 Years Ago
      US Government... Relentless Pursuit of Toyota/Lexus. The witchhunt continues. Guess they were getting too successful again.
        XDTW
        • 2 Years Ago
        @marcsf
        See my response to Radwon. It applies to you as well
          Radwon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @XDTW
          But don't let the facts get in the way of a good story, right?
      kyle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lexus-the pursuit of endless acceleration. Toyota-moving forward with no brakes.
      nsxrules
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the Obama admin is trying to draw attention away from Holder's criminal behavior, all while helping the 2 automakers it owns a portion of. This is so transparent it's pathetic.
        Steve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nsxrules
        Did you know you have a tin foil hat on your head? Why is it that when any othe automaker has a recall or is investigated it is ok, but when it is Toyota, people like you throw a tantrum and claim a mass conspriracy? Maybe Toyota quality is just not as good as you hope.....
          nsxrules
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Steve
          Where there's fire...... Notice that it's not like Lexus isn't recalling the vehicles already......
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nsxrules
        [blocked]
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      "....an investigation into whether Toyota met its obligation to notify the agency and conduct a recall in a timely manner." Lexus - the relentless pursuit of denial.
      mapoftazifosho
      • 2 Years Ago
      There was never a problem...this has now hit a level of ridiculousness that is sad and pathetic... The floor mats is NHTSA trying to make Toyota recall SOMETHING in an attempt to save face...
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mapoftazifosho
        [blocked]
          carfan
          • 2 Years Ago
          I think if you would know that "fotze" means "*****" in german you would finally stop using this stupid pseudonym
          John Montgomery
          • 2 Years Ago
          Are you an idiot bro?
        carfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mapoftazifosho
        hey grandpa...toyota called, they want to change your diaper because it's full of "fosh" and your foot keeps on slipping off the brake pedal
      Famsert
      • 2 Years Ago
      Proof of a witch hunt. From NHTSA's own report: "...NHTSA believes that these incidents are very likely the result of pedal misapplication" "NHTSA’s field inspections in 2010, which included examination of all aspects of 58 alleged UA crashes, including available Event Data Recorder (EDR) data, demonstrated that in nearly every incident of this type where evidence was obtained there was no evidence of a vehicle defect, evidence was present of the accelerator being applied, and evidence was present of either no braking in the final seconds or braking only in the last second or so. (The ONE exception involved pedal entrapment by a floor mat.)"
      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      hideous vehicle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rob
        [blocked]
      XDTW
      • 2 Years Ago
      Radwon, What is the chance of meeting a family member of one of the nineteen dead from pedal entrapment/ sudden acceleration? What is the chance of meeting someone who has been involved in one of the over 800 accidents attributed to above? CHP officer Mark Saylor, his wife and thirteen year old daughter died, driving their Lexus, of a cause you readily dismiss. Recalls happen all the time, but to deny what happened or blame this on government interference minimizes the deaths that have occurred. I would be more concerned about Toyota's repeated delay in reporting a potentially fatal problem, same as in 2009 when they hid early findings. I have attached a link to documents to help remind you of what occurred. Please see the Acknowledgements in Toyota Sudden Acceleration: A Narrative https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.safetyresearch.net%2FLibrary%2FToyotaSUA020510FINAL.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeQxBZxOMsA&feature=related Saylor family 911 call http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYuSu3Rcbx0 Toyota Settles with Saylor Family under condition there is nothing wrong with cars, and no further liability
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @XDTW
        1. Go to the NHTSA website. 2. Search Toyota acceleratoin 3. Download the NHTSA report. 4. Search "NHTSA believes that these incidents are very likely the result of pedal misapplication. This conclusion is based on the fact that application of the brake alone cannot cause acceleration and that there is generally no evidence of a vehicle-based cause of the acceleration or of brake failure in these incidents." Also search: "NHTSA’s field inspections in 2010, which included examination of all aspects of 58 alleged UA crashes, including available Event Data Recorder (EDR) data, demonstrated that in nearly every incident of this type where evidence was obtained there was no evidence of a vehicle defect, evidence was present of the accelerator being applied, and evidence was present of either no braking in the final seconds or braking only in the last second or so. (The one exception involved pedal entrapment by a floor mat.)" <--- this is the Saylor case which you love to focus on and pretend applies to every BS complaint about unintended acceleration in this whole saga.
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @XDTW
        Oh and if you download the NHTSA's presentation to the National Academy of Sciences, they have a graph showing that before all the publicity, Chrysler and GM had almost as many complaints about this as Toyota and Ford had way more, yet NONE of them were investigated. Fricking strange isn't it?
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @XDTW
        XDTW: The Saylor case was the ONLY case found by the NHTSA to be linked to a Toyota defect and that is a fact, and that was due to stuck floor mats... nothing to do with the pedals themselves. Read their reports. 800 accidents attitrbuted to the above? I call BS. I read the NHTSA's report and they clearly said that only one case was found directly linked to it and the rest likely human error or unresolved.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Am I missing something here? Any moron in any car can put get the pedal(s) stuck under an unsecured floor mat. I don't see how this is worthy of a recall.
        XDTW
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        Look up the name Mark Saylor...
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        Basically, one case (the Saylor case) got a lot of media coverage so the NHTSA was forced to act on this since the general public, such as XDTW, eat the crap up by the media by the shovel. This is despite the fact that companies like Ford had more complaints about unintended acceleration than Toyota yet never got investigated or had to do any recalls.
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Famsert
          Alright, so the same bullsh*t I suspected it was in the first place. Gotcha. :)
      Radwon
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's funny how many people "know people or have people in our family that owned Lexus or Toyotas" but you rarely find anyone that actually owns a Lexus or Toyota complaining about them especially their reliability. I personnally don't comment on anything unless I've owned it or tried it out myself. I've owned many cars and have found Lexus to be the best I've personnally owned. I know a certain pool supply multimillionaire from Florida that came to the same conclusion years ago and put me on to Lexus in the first place. Look there are alot of recalls on alot of cars from different manufacturers. Alot of them don't get reported. If you are the world's largest manufacturer of cars you stand out a bit and catch alot of flak and hate especially if you are foreign owned. It's a bit like the USA being the greatest country in the world and catching crap from everyone else out there that wants to bring us down a notch or two.
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