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The lesson to be learned from the recent Toyota and Lexus floor mat recall is the same thing could happen to any driver of any car!
Deadly Car Floor Mats
If your car floor mats are not tightly secured in place (as they are when you buy a new vehicle directly from most manufacturers), then the gas pedal could accidentally be held down by the driver’s floor mat and an accident would be likely.
It has happened. More than once.
For the safety of your family, your friends, and yourself… your best bet is to only use car floor mats that securely stay in place!
Watch this video to see why.
UPDATE: New videos provide updates about the Toyota floor mat recall mentioned here, as well as another Toyota recall that involves car accelerators!
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