Japanese automaker, Toyota ash announced that it is recalling additional 154,000 vehicles besides the 14 million vehicles recalled worldwide beginning in 2009.
U. S. sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance said that it is recalling 2010 Lexus RX350, totaling about 131,800 vehicles, and the 2010 Lexus RX450h, totaling 22,200 units. The total recall of 154,000 vehicles is also due to the sticking gas pedals that could cause intentional acceleration in vehicles.
The company will send notifications to the owners of the two vehicle models in Friday's recall in August and request them to bring the car to the dealers for fixing. Lexus dealers will offer the repair work on the vehicles free of cost for the customers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had requested the company to recall model year 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450 H vehicles "for a serious safety issue involving potential pedal entrapment by the floor mat."
The recalls have posed a serious challenge to the company in recent years as rivals have been attracting more customers. The massive recalls have seriously undermined the company's image as a model of high quality and efficiency in the auto industry. Toyota has also faced criticism for taking too long to respond to the problem and notify consumers.
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