How To Stop Your Toyota Floor Mats From Killing You, Redux

Remember last year's recall of 3.8 million Toyotas for floor mats that may cause fiery death? Guess what? Toyota's announcing it's recalling another 1.1. million for the same reason. Time to whip out the fiery death avoidance flow chart again. » 1/28/10 9:00am 1/28/10 9:00am

REPORT: Lexus Floor Mat Almost Caused Fiery Death Before Causing Fiery …

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the previous driver of the loaner Lexus ES350 at the center of the fiery floor mat death recall also complained about the same acceleration issue, telling a dealership employee "You need to tell somebody." » 12/07/09 4:40pm 12/07/09 4:40pm

Toyota To Fix Gas Pedals So Floor Mats Won't Cause Fiery Death

Toyota's announced this morning they will eschew replacement for reshaping of accelerator pedals and/or floor surface on Toyota or Lexus vehicles involved in the "floor mat fiery death" non-recall safety advisory. In the meantime, here's how to avoid fiery death. » 11/25/09 8:30am 11/25/09 8:30am

Your New Lexus Floor Mats Will Look Like Crap

We told you about Toyota's zip tie quick-fix they're forcing upon dealers to solve that pesky little deadly killer floor mat problem. Now here's exactly how crappy your brand new Lexus or Toyota will look. Below, how it's done. » 10/08/09 2:30pm 10/08/09 2:30pm

Toyota Fixing Deadly Killer Floor Mats With... Zip Ties!

Toyota's told dealers to attach recalled floor mats to seat frames on the driver's side of affected vehicles with self-locking zip ties to prevent them from snagging on gas pedals, causing unintended acceleration and then, fiery death. Yes, zip ties. » 10/08/09 8:30am 10/08/09 8:30am