(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it will add two of its Lexus models to a recall it started in late 2009 to address the risk that a loose floormat could force down the accelerator. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc said about 131,800 vehicles of the 2010 RX350 model and about 22,200 vehicles of its 2010 RX450H model would be recalled. Owners of the vehicles will receive a safety recall notification in early August. Lexus dealers will handle the vehicles at no cost to the customers, the company said in a statement. Toyota in September 2009 had recalled about 3. ...
The carmaker did not say why it expanded the recall, which originally involved 4.3 million cars and trucks. The move comes a day after it stopped selling and making eight models over gas pedal safety.
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There have been no reports of accidents or injuries in the Toyota and Lexus models, the automaker says, but the latest quality problem adds to the company's troubles.In another corporate sputter for beleaguered Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., the company said it was recalling more than 420,000 vehicles in the U.S.