Find a Car

Toyota: Floor Mats To Blame In Stuck-Accelerator Issue Page 2

Follow Bengt

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

In the letters, Toyota also reminds owners of the following:
  • Apply the brakes firmly and steadily. Do NOT pump the brake pedal repeatedly as it will increase braking effort
  • Shift the gear selector to Neutral (N) and pull over to the side of the road, then turn off the engine.
  • If the vehicle can't be shifted to Neutral, turn the engine off, or to the ACC key-ignition position. The automaker cautions that steering and braking assist will be lost but it won't cause loss of steering or braking control.
  • And if the vehicle has an Engine Start/Stop button instead, "firmly and steadily push the button for at least three seconds to turn off the engine." Toyota cautions, "Do NOT tap the Engine Start/Stop Button."

Follow Us

Comment (1)
  1. Toyota Highlander 2008 Hybrid - accelerator problem
    Not on recall list!!!
    Today, my accelerator got stuck while driving. I accelerated quickly from stopped posn. Once accelerator was released, car continued to race. I hit the break, put car in neutral, and it stopped. I put the car back into Drive (after about 3 seconds, and without touching the accelerator), the car once again began to race forward. I put the car in neutral again, waited 20 secs, and back in Drive, it was then OK.

Commenting is closed for old articles.
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Take Us With You!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.