Toyota President and COO Jim Lentz decided to go ahead and visit one of the automaker's own dealerships to see one of its recalled gas pedals go through the shim-fix for himself, and he helpfully brought a video crew along for the ride. After giving a brief rundown of what's happened thus far – a much more thorough version of which can be found here – Lentz turns the duties over to one of the dealership's service technicians, who runs through the actual process of fixing a defective pedal.
Now, for a few observations: First, we wouldn't want to take his place behind the camera, but all Lentz needs is a basketball for that left hand of his and he'd be a veritable Harlem Globetrotter. Second, the fix doesn't look all that difficult, and it takes the technician just a few minutes to add the shim after the affected pedal has been removed from the vehicle. Lastly, for another take on the pedal-shim operation, see our previous video on the subject here.
Check out Lentz's video after the break, and check out our high-res image gallery of the process below.
[Source: Toyota via YouTube]
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