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US requests Lexus SUV recall over faulty gas pedals

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested that Toyota recall model year 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450 H vehicles "for a serious safety issue involving potential pedal entrapment by the floor mat," LA Times has reported. Toyota said the recall affects 154,000 vehicles that could speed out of control if the mat traps the gas pedal, the vehicle. "When Toyota confirmed last week that it had received a significant volume of complaints on the same issue, NHTSA asked the manufacturer to conduct a recall," the safety agency said.