Toyota Faulty Accelerator Fix

With Toyota's biggest recall ever far from over, the Japanese carmaker released today details on how it plans to fix the faulty accelerator problems which led to this unprecedented measure. According to Toyota, the 2.3 million pedals found to be faulty in recall announced earlier this month will be fixed by inserting a metal shim into a gap in the friction lever of the pedal. This will allow the reduction of the friction and prevent the pedal from sticking.

"As early as next week, we will have some guidance for dealers. We are still trying to solve a few technical issues,” a source was quoted as saying by Autonews. “We have to make sure that dealers can do this according to the instructions without making mistakes.”

In addition to the fix, Toyota has also talked with CTS Corp., the supplier of the pedals for the affected models, to change the design in order to avoid future problems. According to CTS, delivery of replacement parts to Toyota's assembly plants in North America has already begun.

"Our highest priority is to fix the accelerator pedal problems for our existing customers.  We want to reassure Toyota owners that instances of sticking pedals are rare and generally do not occur suddenly," Toyota says in a release.

Toyota is currently in the process of recalling vehicles to remedy the issue of pedal entrapment and we have begun sending instructions to customers about how we will fix their vehicles.
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