Poorly fitted car mats the result of toyotas drop in passenger sales

Poorly Fitted Car Mats the Result of Toyota's Drop in Passenger Sales?

In the US the rate of car sales in general has slowed substantially. Sales were up for most carmakers compared to their figures last year (2009 was a terrible year for motor industry sales) but are still below the average rate of growth.
Toyota have reported a 7% growth overall although they have seen a drop of 2.2% on their passenger cars. This figure comes after several months of instability for Toyota who have had to recall millions of cars for sticking accelerator and break pedals.
Some cases of lack of control over the pedals have been attributed to sliding floor mats. The tailored car mats provided with the car slipped forwards and obstructed the pedals.
The implications of poorly fitted car mats are a lot more serious than one might originally think and serious enough for Toyota to initiate mass recalls. Yet thousands of universal car mats continue to be purchased that are not adequately secured.
To prevent car mats from impeding safe driving car owners are encouraged to only buy tailored car mats from a reputable car mat manufacturer. Preferably these tailored car mats should be provided with clips and washers, which can fully secure them in place.
Generally Toyota sales were still up thanks to a boost in nameplate truck and minivan sales. But their passenger cars, usually bought by families, were down, perhaps as a result of the issue of safety. Drivers who would think twice about purchasing a Toyota car as a result of the recalls should also seriously consider whether they would put their lives at risk as a result of poorly fitted car mats.

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