Company recalls floor mats fitting GM trucks

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DETROIT (AP) — A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedals.

Omix Ada of Suwannee, Georgia, says the recall covers Cabela's Custom Fit, Line-X Truck Gear, Rugged Ridge All-Terrain and Tread Lightly mats. They can move forward unintentionally and stop the gas pedal from returning to the idle position. That can increase the risk of a crash.

The plastic mats fit Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs from 1999 through 2014. The mats were made from Nov. 1, 2009 to Aug. 27, 2014, and most were sold at O'Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Omix Ada will furnish an anchor-and-hook system to fix the problem that should take about 10 minutes for a customer to install. Those that don't want to install it themselves will be sent to a service center.

The company redesigned the mats to add hooks in the first quarter of this year. It received three consumer complaints about older mats touching the bottom of the gas pedal. No crashes or injuries have been reported to the company, said Engineering Manager Alain Eboli.

The company plans to begin notifying wholesale customers and to find as many mat owners as possible starting this month. People with questions can call (844) 642-7625.