Toyota Motor North America, Inc. has issued a recall for the Toyota Highlander.
Description of Recall
On certain sport utility and hybrid vehicles, the two retaining clips for the driver’s side forward center console can become loose. If both clips separate from the floor carpet cover, the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal, causing interference with the accelerator pedal rod.
Severity of the Defect
This condition may interfere with the accelerator pedal returning to the idle position increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota’s Recommended Action
Dealers will replace the two floor carpet cover retaining clips free of charge. The recall began on July 24, 2006, and should be completed by early September 2006. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.