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Floor mats impeding gas pedals are continuing to cause problems for automakers. This time its Mercedes-Benz.

According to The Detroit News, the German automaker is recalling all-season accessory floor mats on 2012 and 2013 M-Class models for fear that the mat could entrap the go-pedal.

Mercedes-Benz filed this recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, possibly effecting 8,675 in the United States. According to a Mercedes-Benz spokesperson, the floor mats "may not conform to the contours of the floor." This could result in the gas pedal being pressed, and not coming back up, resulting in the car continuing to accelerate. Mercedes has recommended that all M-Class owners remove the floor mats for the time being.

The luxury automaker will notify owners of effected vehicles and have dealers replace the mats free of charge. Mercedes-Benz vehicles currently incorporated brake-override systems that nix the gas pedal inputs when both the accelerator and brake are applied simultaneously.



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      Bret Frohwein
      • 2 Years Ago
      people have disconnected their brains.. I've had more than one car over the years with mats that slid forward and block, press or jam up behind the pedal..
      Sebring11
      • 2 Years Ago
      Report: Mercedes-Benz M-Class being recalled due to possible ugliness.
        axiomatik
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sebring11
        No kidding. They used to be halfway decent looking. The proportions of this generation remind me of the Hyundai Tucson, the wheels are just too small for the body.
      JASON ANDREW
      • 2 Years Ago
      man these things are ugly. MB design team is clearly on glue
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JASON ANDREW
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        icerabbit
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JASON ANDREW
        The new model is certainly a couple steps in the wrong direction. The previous one was far more elegant and coherent, even for an SUV. I can't figure out why the new M is such a bad concoction of different models and allowed to go to production. I wonder what the next generation is going to look like? If this is somehow an odd step into some greater direction???
      M
      • 2 Years Ago
      And the Toyota/Lexus haters are quiet...
      • 2 Years Ago
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        mbmech27
        • 2 Years Ago
        just step on the brake and the computer will see the accelerator is jammed and return the engine to idle the system is designed for the brakes to override any throttle input. And the old style gas pedals did the same thing when a floor mat jammed the gas pedal, but they also would get stuck wide open if the return spring fell off or broke and there was no override for that. People tend to forget the downfalls of the older cars
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mbmech27
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      mawhalen53
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's a Sean Connery joke here somewhere
      Pookie64
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yet another reason for having a manual transmission... To us is natural to step on the clutch to disengage the engine. I suspect (very unscientific ) that a good many drivers wouldn't shift the auto to Neutral.
      Banzijack
      • 2 Years Ago
      I own a 'Baby Benz" (Smart Car).My mats fit just fine.31 mpg city VS 14 mpg that my C-300 was getting LOVE MY NEW SMART......And it's made in the same Plant in Germany as my c-300. What could be better
        sanmusa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Banzijack
        An A or B class (aka real Mercedes Benz) would be better.
      fixinflabbio
      • 2 Years Ago
      Piece of junk cars , not worth the money. They build the junk boxes down in RIGHT TO WORK FOR 7 BUCKS AN HOUR and no benefits state. BUY AMERICAN you TEABILLIES!
      djgautomotive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why did you guys have to take all the fun out of it? why did you have to say that " Mercedes-Benz vehicles currently incorporated brake-override systems that nix the gas pedal inputs when both the accelerator and brake are applied simultaneously'? It would have been great to see all the con men and women crawl out from under their rocks, claiming that their Merc accelerated out of control because of a stuck accelerator pedal and no brakes. These defective carbon units, probably would be the same folks that tried to screw over Audi in the 70's for unintended acceleration (almost drove them out of the U.S. market) and Toyota last year. PARTY POOPERS
      stvhndyman
      • 2 Years Ago
      "the mat could entrap the acelerator....no... entrap the accalarator... no.... entrap the accelartor... no.... Aw... let's just say "THE GO PEDAL".
      siderman
      • 2 Years Ago
      all the so called adavanced technology cars are failing more and more year after year
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