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Accelerator Pedal Recall Update

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Agent475, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Agent475

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    I did a search and couldn't find any updates... So sorry if this is a repost...

    Source: www.driverside.com

    Recall Details

    Issued: 2009-10-06
    DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE

    A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENT
    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

    RESOLUTION
    TOYOTA FILED AN AMENDED DEFECT REPORT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009, STATING THAT DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND, ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALTER THE SHAPE OF THE FLOOR SURFACE UNDER THE PEDAL. THESE CHANGES ADDRESS THE RISK OF PEDAL ENTRAPMENT DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE FLOOR MAT. REDESIGNED ACCELERATOR PEDALS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN APRIL 2010 AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY MODIFIED PEDAL WITH THE NEW PEDAL IF DESIRED. ALSO, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY GENUINE TOYOTA OR LEXUS ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS WITH REDESIGNED ALL-WEATHER MATS, OR REPURCHASE THE PREVIOUS MATS FROM OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT THE NEW ONES. ADDITIONALLY, SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON CAMRY, AVALON AND LEXUS ES 350, IS 350 AND IS 250 MODELS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE OVERRIDES THE ACCELERATOR IN THE EVENT BOTH BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE APPLIED. TOYOTA WILL BEGIN MAILING LETTERS TO OWNERS IN DECEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

    NOTES

    TOYOTA RECALL NO. 90L.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


    P.S. www.driverside.com is a pretty decent site that I use for automatic service reminders...
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    SManZ

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    Anybody have a picture of one of these dealer modified pedals? I'm imagining a furry mess created by an angle grinder.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    One more reason they are not touching my pedal.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    I was told all techs would be attending training to modify the pedals. Needless to say they won't be touching mine...
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Found this thread via Google;

    http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f37/toyota-lexus-dealers-trim-gas-pedals-w-pics-87190/

    Its not direct from Toyota, but its the best I could find;
    "We will have to remove the gas pedal from the vehicle and place it on a vise. Using the gauge, we are to mark the amount to be removed and cut it off. After this, we take the sanding wheel and angle the edges to make a smooth contoured surface that both looks nice and will not stick to the floor carpet or floor mat."

    [​IMG]

    Looks like the angle grinder guess was spot on...
    Now I wonder if customers will have the option to opt out of this modification or if it will be automatically done if the vehicle is brought in for any reason, including non-related warranty work.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    I asked my dealer and they didn't have any instructions yet aside from removing the mat and putting it on the back... this is in canada though
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    They're supposed to have a more permanent pedal design sometime this year.

    They've already instructed us to remove the floor mats. Getting the pedal 'cut' allows you to put the floor mat back in. Whooopie doo!

    They should've just offered FREE Papar floor mats - and save themselves a boat load of labor costs & paperwork to cut the pedals down. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    I wonder if they would replace mine with a footprint gas pedal:D
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    I don't understand why they cannot just take off the old pedal and put on a new, factory made, pedal.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    That's what they're supposed to do eventually anyway..... They're supposed to come up with a permanent pedal assembly sometime this year.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    I think the new pedal design will come in April 2010......anybody have any more data to add?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    IF UNCONTROLLED ACCELERATION OCCURS...PUT THE DAMN THING IN NEUTRAL!!! THEN HIT THE BRAKES

    The serious crashes in the faulty Toyota's have been the result of the driver stomping on the brakes and fighting with the vehicle while the throttle is wide open! USE YOUR HEAD PEOPLE!!!
     
  13. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    I can't see ever having an issue with the gas pedal sticking with Weathertech floor mats secured in place with the 2 floor tabs, but I think for resale purposes it might not be a bad idea to have this work done. I can only imagine the first thing someone is going to ask when looking to buy the truck is if the gas pedal recall work got done after hearing all the news reports about this problem.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    I'll stick to the recall notice floormat mod.

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  15. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    I was at the dealership last Monday for 10,000 miles service. I also told them to replace the broken clip for the carpet mat. I asked the tech if there is any recall for the mat or pedal.
    She told me all of the tech still in training to modify the pedals. Before they modify the pedal, they will test it and push the gas pedal in to see if it was far away from car mat or all weather mat not too close to gas pedal.
    As for me, I test myself that my gas pedal is far away from car mat. They are not touch my gas pedal.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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  17. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    Fuck. That.

    I'll stick to knowing how to drive, and installing my floormats correctly, thanks.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Here is yet another updated solution:

    Source: http://www.thecarconnection.com/mar...ide-system-to-counter-unintended-acceleration



    After a recall of 3.8 million vehicles, a quick zip-tie fix and several years of struggling with unintended acceleration claims, Toyota appears to have found a solution--for future vehicles, at least. The company has already begun fitting a brake override system to its cars.
    The new brake override system enables the car to return the engine to idle if it senses the driver applying the brakes but unable to slow the car, keeping a racing engine from pushing the car past its limits. Installation on some cars began this month, and Toyota North America president Yoshi Inaba says it'll be standard on all Toyota and Lexus cars by the end of the year.
    The first cars to get the upgrade are the Toyota Camry and Lexus ES 350, the models at the center of the latest safety issue.
    Finding a satisfactory resolution to the problem will no doubt be a relief to Toyota, as it has struggled with the issue since 2007. After several incidents, at least one of which was fatal, Toyota followed up its 2007 action in mid-2009. An interim solution involving zip-ties was found, followed by a decision to shorten and replace the accelerator pedals themselves, but the newly-announced emergency brake override system provides a solution even in cases where the floor mats or pedals weren't the issue.
    It appears Toyota's post-facto remedies referenced above will remain the only solutions for existing cars.
    Models that were affected by the safety issue include:
    2007-2010 Toyota Camry
    2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
    2004-2009 Toyota Prius
    2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma
    2007-2010 Toyota Tundra
    2007-2010 Lexus ES 350
    2006-2010 Lexus IS 250 and Lexus IS 350
    [Auto News - sub. req.]
     
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    TORRANCE, Calif., January 21, 2010 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, today announced it would recall approximately 2.3 million vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals on specific Toyota Division models. This action is separate from the on-going recall of approximately 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or out of place accessory floor mats. Approximately 1.7 million Toyota Division vehicles are subject to both separate recall actions. http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/toyota/toyota-consumer-safety-advisory-102572.aspx
     
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    <== i think my accelerator is just fine they just want me in there to tell me i need this and that which i know isn't true...
     
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