Toyota to recall 3.8 million cars over floor mats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota to recall 3.8 million vehicles in company's largest US recall.

The government is warning owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems tied to removable floor mats.

They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash.

The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side and not replace them. A large vehicle recall is expected later Tuesday.

The consumer alert affects 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350.

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