Toyota, Nissan Issue Safety Recalls Over Mats, Tubes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota is recalling optional "all-weather" floor mats in 55,000 Lexus ES 350 and Toyota Camry passenger cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a consumer advisory about the heavy-duty rubber floor mats. It noted that the mat could move forward and trap the gas pedal, causing the vehicle to accelerate uncontrollably.

Separately, Nissan is recalling nearly 420,000 SUVs because of possible corrosion in the tube where motorists pump gas.

The recall involves Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 SUVs from the 1997-2001 model years.

More than 370,000 of the vehicles under recall were originally sold or are currently registered in 22 "cold-weather" states, including Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana.

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