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

November 2, 2009

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."
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