WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Customer complaints about floor mats getting caught underneath the accelerator pedal and causing unintended acceleration have prompted Toyota to recall floor mats from 55,000 Camry and Lexus ES 350 models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also has advised owners of other Toyota models to make sure their floor mats are properly installed. A NHTSA spokesman told the Detroit Free that the agency has also received complaints about the problem from owners of the RAV 4 and Tacoma. Owners of the recalled mats will be notified and offered replacement mats. The recall involves 30,500 mats for the ES 350 and 24,500 mats for the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry.

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