Déjà vu

Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars

Toyota’s long nightmare continues. After recalling millions of vehicles in November 2009, the automaker announced Thursday that it’s recalling another 2.17 million cars to fix a problem with floormats. The mats have been trapping gas pedals, causing uncontrolled acceleration and a slew of accidents and 93 deaths. More than half of the newly recalled cars are being added to the original 2009 recall. Other vehicles in the recall will use a different method to solve a similar problem. The company has now recalled almost 7 million cars stateside and 14 million worldwide. A government report on Feb. 8 cleared the company of allegations that faulty electronics caused the problem.