After a problem with unintended acceleration, Toyota has recalled more than 150,000 Lexus RX crossover vehicles. Both the Lexus RX 350 and 450h were recalled because of problems with floor mats entrapping the accelerator pedal.
According to the International Business Times, the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) 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.”
The consequences of this malfunction can result in serious injuries sustained in car accidents, or even fatalities. Toyota will begin notifying the owners of these recalled vehicles in August.
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