Toyota officially recalls 3.8 million vehicles

By Michael Addison -  email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Toyota is officially recalling 3.8 million vehicles in the United States due to a potential safety issue.

The company says the recall stems from a possible problem with the driver's side floor mat getting stuck under the gas pedal which may have contributed to an accident in california earlier this year which killed four people.

Toyota warned of the possible recall last week and told owners to remove driver's side floor mats from their vehicles.

Toyota informed the government of the recall in a letter Monday. This will be the largest recall the company has ever issued.

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