The Lexus ES 350 & IS 250/350 safety recall that was announced in the USA has been extended to Canada.
The recall will address the possible risk of unintended acceleration due to improperly installed floor mats by installing a new accelerator pedal and by installing a brake override system that will cut engine power went both the accelerator and brake pedals are pressed simultaneously. From the Canadian Press:
“There is no risk of accelerator pedal entrapment when compatible Toyota and Lexus Canadian-designed all-weather floor mats are properly used in the affected models as they are different in design and material composition from the Toyota-supplied mats in the U.S.,” the company said.
“Properly installed and secured compatible carpet floor mats also do not give rise to pedal entrapment.”
However the company said it will still make changes to the gas pedals and floors of some of its vehicles and install a brake override system on some.
The vehicles affected include the 2007-2010 Camry, Tundra truck and Lexus ES350 vehicles. The 2005-2010 Tacoma and Avalon models, 2004-2009 Prius cars and 2006-2010 Lexus IS 350 and IS350 models are also affected.
In a situation unique to Canada, the company recommended Toyota Venza owners take out any Toyota-brand drivers’ side all-weather floor mats.
If you are a Lexus ES 350 or IS 250/350 owner in Canada, you can read the official Toyota Canada press release for more information.
[Source: The Canadian Press]