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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:14 PM
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NYT: Toyota Recalled Floor Mats in Canada in 2003

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March 23, 2010, 6:22 pm
Toyota Recalled Floor Mats in Canada in 2003
By IAN AUSTEN AND MICHELINE MAYNARD

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Tuesday that Toyota recalled 408 cars in Canada in 2003 because of concerns that their floor mats would interfere with accelerator pedals.

While it was little noticed at the time, the recall notice from Transport Canada, the government department responsible for auto safety, said that on some 2002 Celica Panasonic Edition models, the drivers floor mat may slide along the interior floor carpet when pressure is applied to the mat by getting in or out of the vehicle. As a result, the floor mat may come into contact and interfere with the accelerator pedal.

Dealers fixed the problem by installing new floor mats as well as hooks to keep them in place.

Joe Volpe, an opposition Liberal member of Parliament and the vice chairman of a committee currently reviewing Toyota safety issues, said the earlier recall raised questions about the handling of issues related to unwanted acceleration by Toyotas.

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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:15 PM
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1. 408 cars?
:scared:
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:17 PM
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2. I saw a story the other day about 2 trucks (?) that were recalled

I wish now I had posted it. It was not Toyota, but I THINK Ford trucks that quality control didn't catch before they got shipped and sold.

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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:21 PM
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5. Now THIS is scary
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:18 PM
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3. I see you're right here to spread disinformation and spew bullpoop again
as usual....


Ain't no way your pithy little contribution at the DU is going to sway the public opinion about toYOYOta.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:20 PM
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4. Oh, come on. Just be nice.
:-)
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:28 PM
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6. There just isn't enough "nice" in this world, good friend.
:hug:
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:29 PM
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7. That explains the recording of damn it not floor mat.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 11:03 PM
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8. They said it too in 2009. I tore out the floor mats from my parent's cars last year.
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