2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Floormat Retention?
December 03, 2010
Here's how I found the Sonata's driver's floor mat earlier this week when I jumped in for the commute home. Not a huge problem as it's unlikely to create a stuck throttle in this position, but still unnerving.
Here you can see the back of the mat with a retention hole which mates to a hook on the floor. The hook is a good design which has a horizontal portion to keep the mat from slipping off under normal use. In other words, it's unlikely this is anything but the result of human error. I'm blaming the car wash on Monday.
Although it feels weird to push on the throttle with the mat partially overlapping its lower portion, I noticed no real detrimental effect. But I only drove about a quarter mile before it made me crazy.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor