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Toyota and Lexus advised drivers to remove floor mats or risk a forced down accelerator pedal that could lead to a fatal crash.

http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/29/news/co ... 2009092918

I had a problem with this in a 1985 300ZX. The floor mat would slip up when accelerating hard and a crease near the accelerator pedal would hold it down. It doesn't seem to be a problem with my Escape. There's a tab on the floorboard that fits through a hole in the mat to hold it steady.
 

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Audi had a similar problem back in the 80s. I think they termed it unintended acceleration. Everyone involved ran around looking at everything to blame except the dang floormat. :bill:

Good to see that Toyota is taking care of this with at least a warning. Which is more than what Audi did, even after being sued and nearly driven from the North American Market.
 

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This is why Ford puts retention pins on all of its driver-side factory floor mats.

I have the factory all-weather (heavy rubber) floor mats in both my Edge and Fusion, and they don't shift around at all.
 

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1987 2.8L 2wd chev blazer. when to turn left and the throttle stuck. spun the tires and spun a 180. put it into neutral and killed the engine while in the spin. the cop that was at the corner got out of he car and was walking over as i was trying to unjam the floor mat in the pouring rain. when he seen what i was doing he laughed and said have a good day. i make a pint to pull my floor mat back into position almost every time in get into my vehicle.
 
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