Detroit, MI – Toyota: New Gas Pedals Are En Route To Dealers


    A dealership employee places a No Sale; sign on a used Toyota vehicle Wednesday in Alhambra, Calif. Toyota Motor Corp. halted sales of some of its top-selling models to fix gas pedals that could stick and cause unintended acceleration.Detroit, MI – Toyota says it has started to ship gas pedal replacement parts to dealers to be used to fix stock accelerator systems in millions of recalled cars and trucks.

    Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons said he doesn’t know when the parts will arrive or how long it will take to complete repairs on the vehicles covered by the recall.

    He said Toyota has not yet decided whether to repair the accelerators or replace them altogether.

    Lyons said Toyota would release details sometime next week about how it intends to solve the problem.

    Toyota had been sending the components to its factories, angering some dealers who haven’t had parts to repair their customers’ cars since the recall was announced on Jan. 21, but Lyons vehemently denied any suggestion that factories were given priority over dealerships.

    Toyota has told its employees it is buying full-page ads Sunday in 20 major newspapers to reassure customers.

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