Toyota is recalling 12,984 cars in South Korea for unintended acceleration issues, in which the driver floor mat could jam the accelerator.
The cars affected are the Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, and Lexus ES350. The model years involved were not cited.
This recall comes several months after Toyota’s US recall for unintended acceleration, creating plenty of controversy among South Korean media outlets. However, Toyota claims that the South Korean floor mats are different than the US mats, and that the recall is different.
The news comes hot on the heels of the NHTSA’s fine to Toyota for – wait for it – delaying their unintended acceleration recalls. So it is very well possible that Toyota knew about this earlier.
Source: Inside Line