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Cut It Out: Toyota's recalled pedal modification remedy detailed step-by-step

by Chris Paukert (RSS feed) on Dec 18th, 2009 at 1:57PM

Late last month, Toyota announced that it would begin its biggest recall action ever, summoning 3.8 million cars and trucks back to its dealers to combat "pedal entrapment" by cutting down the accelerator pedals of customer cars to avoid them getting hung-up on floormats, resulting in "unintended acceleration." Although Toyota plans to eventually substitute redesigned units for the shaved pedals (beginning in April), for the moment, it's shaved pedals or nothing. Up until now, we didn't know what went into the modification process or how the finished pedal looks, as Toyota has worked... Read More

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