Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toyota to replace pedals on recalled vehicles

The company will replace approximately four million pedals with potential defects.

Washington, D.C. ( – Toyota Motor Corp. will reportedly replace approximately four million vehicle pedals on their automobiles that have been recalled in the U.S. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the automaker released a statement regarding the plans Wednesday, in connection to a massive recall in September due to the potentially defective pedals.

The Japanese automaker is quoted by the AP as stating of the plans, “The safety of our owners and the public is our utmost concern and Toyota has and will continue to thoroughly investigate and take appropriate measures to address any defect trends that are identified.”

As noted in the report, the recall on the gas pedals resulted following a fatal automobile accident involving a 2009 Lexus ES350, in which the accelerator of the vehicle reportedly became jammed and prevented the driver from stopping.

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