SMITHTOWN - Toyota has announced it's recalling 2 million more vehicles, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by the auto giant since 2009 to 14 million.
The world's largest auto manufacturer says the new recalls are due to accelerator pedals that could get stuck in floor mats or the driver's side carpeting.
Local manufacturers say this is just an extra precaution that Toyota is taking and don't believe it will affect sales. Affected models include the Four Runner, Highlander, Rav 4 and the Lexus LX 570. Some of the models date back to 2003.
If your vehicle is recalled, mechanics say the problem with the gas pedal can be fixed easily by cutting about a quarter inch off the pedal, preventing it from getting stuck.
This latest round of recalls officially ends the federal investigation into Toyota.
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