Safety First

Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Cars

'Buy American' just got more appealing. Toyota is recalling 3.8 million American cars and trucks—the largest recall in its history—because the driver's side floor mats can stick to the gas pedal, which could cause the vehicle to accelerate to high speeds and potentially serious accidents. On Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned drivers to immediately remove the mats from affected Toyota and Lexus models made since 2004, and the Toyota announcement followed shortly afterward.