Video: Toyota president explains gas pedal fix for unintended acceleration recall |

As you all know, Toyota has issued a huge recall affecting a big number of its vehicles due to unintended acceleration worries, as the gas pedal, after being subjected to extensive wear, would stop responding and remain in an open state.

Now, Toyota has revealed the fix for this problem, which is a “precision-cut steel reinforcement bar”, that will be installed into the pedal assembly and prevent the friction between a shoe and the adjoining surface where the defect occurred.

According to the Japanese company, the fix has already been tested and will be installed in around 30 minutes at any service. The company, through the voice of its USA president, Jim Lentz, revealed that letters will be sent out to all owners affected by this recall, with instructions to visit their local dealership and schedule the maintenance on their vehicle. In order to facilitate all of the customers coming in, many dealerships will be open for extended hours, even working non-stop, until everyone is safe. For those of you which are also affected by the floor mat recall, Toyota says it will coordinate with dealers in order to solve that problem too in one trip.

Hit the jump to see the video posted by Toyota’s executive Jim Lentz, which details the solutions and apologizes to existing customers affected by these problems.

Source: Toyota

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