Toyota recalls 2.17 million vehicles in US

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, the logo of Toyota Motor Corp. shines in front of a car displayed at the Japanese automaker's showroom in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, file)

February 24, 2011 5:12:23 PM PST
Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.