According to Toyota, “media reports, citing a Wall Street Journal article, have incorrectly reported that Toyota plans to announce a new recall for the 2004-2009 Prius to address the potential risk for floor mat entrapment of accelerator pedals."
"There is no new recall being planned for the Prius to address this issue. To be clear, the 2004-2009 Prius was part of Toyota’s November 2, 2009 announcement of a voluntary safety recall campaign to address floor mat entrapment in certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles.”
Other models involved in this previously-announced recall include 2007-2010 Camry, 2005-2010 Avalon, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Tundra, 2007-2010 ES 350, 2006-2010 IS 250, and 2006-2010 IS 350. On January 27, 2010, Toyota expanded the campaign to include the 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Venza, 2009-2010 Matrix and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe.
In the light of the new events involving Prius models, it seems that the car is not as safe as Toyota wants you to think. A while ago, a woman driving a Prius smashed into a stone wall after the accelerator pedal of her car got stuck. The woman got injured in the incident (which happened in New York). This is the second report of the week involving the Prius and its faulty pedals as a similar case occurred a few days ago when a car believed to have problems with its accelerator pedal was stopped with the help of a police car. The police unit slowed in front of the vehicle and acted as a brake to bring it to a stop