Somehow I'm not that comforted that the big concern focused on the reliability of the "drive by wire" elements and minimized the impact of the mechanical components or the positioning of the floor pedals. If the mechanical linkage failed or was fouled by floor mats, or such, that is still a design/manufacturing flaw. Should Toyota be sued for that? Not in my opinion, but neither I or my estate will ever be wealthy enough to hire the best attorneys. And, ultimately, that is where the issue ends ........... If you have enough money, you can always go to court for fun and profit. That has been a guiding principle of US business since the days of the founding fathers.