Toyota to Fix Gas Pedals in Tacoma and Tundra Pickups


Toyota has announced that it will fix the gas pedals in 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles to prevent the pedals from becoming stuck against the floor mat and causing unintended acceleration. The recall includes 2005-10 Tacoma and 2007-10 Tundra pickup trucks.

The fix will involve cutting about three-quarters of an inch from the length of the gas pedal. Vehicles with any genuine Toyota or Lexus accessory all-weather floor mat will also be provided with newly-designed replacement driver- and front passenger-side all-weather floor mats.

Toyota Dealers will start fixing pedals in early 2010. Initially, dealers will only reshape the accelerator pedal for the repair. Replacement pedals are expected to be available by April 2010. Customers who have their pedals shaved will have the opportunity to receive a new pedal if they desire.

In the meantime, owners of the involved vehicles are asked to take out any removable driver's floor mat and not replace it with any other floor mat until they are notified of the vehicle-based remedy, as notified in the consumer safety advisory and the interim notice.

Customers with questions are asked to call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1 (800) 331-4331.


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