Women showed small increases in genital arousal to the nonhuman stimulus and large increases in genital arousal to both human male and female stimuli.
Men did not show any genital arousal to the nonhuman stimulus and demonstrated a category-specific pattern of arousal to the human stimuli that corresponded to their stated sexual orientation.
Toyota initiated the recalls, the first two with the assistance of the U. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), after reports that several vehicles experienced unintended acceleration.
The first recall, on November 2, 2009, was to correct a possible incursion of an incorrect or out-of-place front driver's side floor mat into the foot pedal well, which can cause pedal entrapment.
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Toyota will reconfigure the accelerator pedal, replace the all-weather floor mats with thinner mats, and install a brake override system to prevent unwanted acceleration.