Report: Toyota readies pedal fix for dealers involving shims
Enter the humble shim. Toyota is almost done developing a simpler fix for dealers that involves "inserting a metal shim into a gap in the friction lever of the pedal," according to Automotive News. Doing so will reportedly reduce friction and prevent the pedal from sticking and causing unintended acceleration. Toyota is said to be busy testing the shim fix for durability and ease of installation as we speak.
Though the automaker has not officially acknowledged the shim solution nor when it will be ready for dealers, sources say we should expect some kind of remedy early next week.
[Source: Automotive News - sub. req.| Scott Olson/Getty]
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