Toyota to Replace Almost 4 Million Gas Pedals that Could Jam

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Toyota spokesman says the automaker is confident that replacing gas pedals on 3.8 million U.S. vehicles will fix a sudden acceleration problem.

Irv Miller says company investigators found that pedals becoming stuck in the floor mat is the major issue. Miller says there's no reason to believe there's a problem with electronic control systems.

As a temporary step, Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of gas pedals beginning in January. New pedals should be ready in April, and some vehicles will have brake override systems installed as a precaution.

The massive recall, announced in September, includes the popular Toyota Camry and Prius. The Camry is the top-selling passenger car in America, while the Prius is the best-selling gas-electric hybrid.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 73787657 - wsaz.com/a?a=73787657