Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Toyota Recall 8 million cars



Toyota announced it will begin fixing accelerator pedals in recalled Toyota vehicles. Toyota’s engineers have developed and rigorously tested a solution that involves reinforcing the pedal assembly in a manner that eliminates the excess friction that has caused the pedals to stick in rare instances. In addition, Toyota has developed an effective solution for vehicles in production.

In the middle east particularly in UAE only two models are affected. For those affected in the UAE, Al Futtaim distributor of Toyota vehicle in the UAE,plans to follow the same service campaign launched in the USA — for all Avalon and Sequoia vehicles. Full details are yet to be outlined by Toyota.


How Toyota Will Fix Recalled Vehicles

Toyota has pinpointed the issue that could, on rare occasions, cause accelerator pedals in recalled vehicles to stick in a partially open position. The issue involves a friction device in the pedal designed to provide the proper “feel” by adding resistance and making the pedal steady and stable. The device includes a shoe that rubs against an adjoining surface during normal pedal operation. Due to the materials used, wear and environmental conditions, these surfaces may, over time, begin to stick and release instead of operating smoothly. In some cases, friction could increase to a point that the pedal is slow to return to the idle position or, in rare cases, the pedal sticks, leaving the throttle partially open.

Toyota’s solution for current owners is both effective and simple. A precision-cut steel reinforcement bar will be installed into the assembly that will reduce the surface tension between the friction shoe and the adjoining surface. With this reinforcement in place, the excess friction that can cause the pedal to stick is eliminated. The company has confirmed the effectiveness of the newly reinforced pedals through rigorous testing on pedal assemblies that had previously shown a tendency to stick.

Separately from the recall for sticking accelerator pedals, Toyota is in the process of recalling vehicles to address rare instances in which floor mats have trapped the accelerator pedal in certain Toyota and Lexus models (announced November 25, 2009), and is already notifying customers about how it will fix this issue. In the case of vehicles covered by both recalls, it is Toyota’s intention to remedy both at the same time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had no idea it affected my NON toyota car good thing I found more info here http://www.carpedalrecall.com
searched for my make, model, year and found my car had been recalled so look out! it could save a life maybe yours

don't understand, what the car pedal recall is about?
just watch this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGe3EOJ-CMY
after you watch it watch the video below:

this is a video showing how to stop a out of control car.
Might answer questions for all those who say just turn off the car or hit the brakes , on newer cars it is not that easy watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoIIT0WJS4s

Buddy dela Cruz said...

Thanks for the comments and links that you given... Cheers

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