It’s only floor mats, right? But not wanting to take any chances, Toyota is recalling 3.8 million vehicles in the U.S. due to the driver’s side floor mat. Owners are being urged to remove the floor mat as the automaker and the NHTSA look for a solution. The improperly placed floor mat could cause sudden acceleration leading to a fatal crash. Audi had a similar issue in the 1980s and 90s. They choose to fight the charge in the court of public opinion and lost. Toyota wants to avoid a repeat of this PR disaster.