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  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h

    More than two years after Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus recalled the majority of its hybrid cars to stop the accelerator pedal sticking on aftermarket mats, yet more of its cars have just been recalled for the snip. This time, it isn’t Toyota’s Prius hybrid, but over 150,000 RX crossover models from 2009, including the 2010 RX 450h hybrid. According to Toyota’s official recall, the affected cars have been added to an existing recall believed to affect a total of 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus cars. The recall addresses the risk that in cars with poorly fitted or...

  • Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press
    Toyota Recall Recap: Floormats, Sticky Pedals, AND User Error

    Let's recap. After 18 months, recalls totaling 9 million Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac models, and investigations by Toyota, Congress, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unit ... what have we learned? (1) A few accelerator pedals...

  • The 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius Owners Are Sensible and Level-Headed, In Other Words

    Ah, yes, it must be about time for another outburst of Prius stereotyping. Three, two, one ... there! Did you hear it? Over there, in the slightly shrill tones of the ever-shrinking but still testy New York Observer (still printed on orange paper, so Nineties)? The paper attempted to survey New...

  • 2008 Toyota Prius Touring
    2004-2009 Toyota Prius Recall Will Reshape Accelerator Pedal

    Owners of Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid model who thought they'd escaped the rash of Toyota recalls need to think again. The company is working on a fix to reshape accelerator pedals so that they cannot be trapped by floor mats, and will issue details within weeks. The upcoming recall took center...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius Recall Guide: Sudden Acceleration & Brake Safety

    Everything you need to know about the recalls affecting the 2010 Toyota Prius, and the 2004-2009 Prius too

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    RECALL: 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS250h For ABS Software Update

    As expected, Toyota has announced a recall for its 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h models to update the anti-lock braking system (ABS) software. The new software improves the response time of the anti-lock system and alters its sensitivity to tire slippage. The update is intended to reduce...

  • Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

    Ack! It's December! Wha'ppened? Well, to avoid thoughts of the holiday shopping you haven't done yet, here are the most popular posts of the past 30 days on AllAboutPrius.com, three of them returning from October's most popular posts. This month, it's all about safety and recalls. The well-publicized floor mat recall (which we'll be updating soon), the rising concern over sudden acceleration, and even possible problems with Prius high-intensity headlights. And as we expected, the first photos of a Toyota Prius station wagon were popular too. # 1: 30 Days of the 2010 Toyota Prius: Your...

  • Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
    Most Popular Prius Posts for October: Floor Mat Recall

    It's the end of October, but we'll spare you the lame Halloween jokes and dive directly into the most popular posts of the month on AllAboutPrius.com. Just like the month before, only two of September's most popular posts reappeared: the 2010 Toyota Prius Reference Guide (by now the year's...

  • Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
    ALERT: Largest Ever Toyota Recall of 3.8M Cars To Check Floor Mats

    As reported earlier this afternoon on our sister site TheCarConnection.com, Toyota may will recall up to 3.8 million cars and pickup trucks to ensure that the floor mats on the driver's side are not interfering with the accelerator and brake pedals. It would will be the company's largest recall...

  • Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
    ALERT: Toyota Recalls 2004-2009 Prius, DoT Urges Removing Floor Mat

    Toyota may will recall all models of the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius to ensure that the driver' side floor mat cannot interfere with the accelerator and brake pedals, possibly causing the accelerator to stick. This afternoon, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an "urgent" warning...

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