Update: Toyota Tells Dealers Parts On The Way To Fix Pedals

Toyota Motor Corp. is telling dealers that they should get parts to fix sticky gas pedals later this week. But the 4.2 million customers affected by a large recall may have to wait a while for repairs.

Toyota tells dealers in an e-mail sent early Monday that they will get shims to repair springs in the gas pedal systems that have been weakened. But repairs will have to wait until technicians are trained.

The e-mail was obtained by The Associated Press. The repair plan will be officially announced later Monday.

Toyota has recalled 4.2 million cars and trucks worldwide because gas pedal systems may stick. The company says the problem is rare.

Government regulators told Toyota last week that they were satisfied with the repair plan.

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Toyota's plan for a fix to its huge recall problem is coming Monday.

The head of the automaker's North American sales division, Jim Lentz, is scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" show to detail the company's plans, which have been approved by federal regulators.

Toyota used ads in newspapers to characterize the halt in sales and production as a "temporary pause" to put customers "first." The ads don't detail the fix for faulty gas pedal systems that led to the recall of more than 4 millions cars and trucks. The recall spread over the weekend to include 100,000 cars made by France's largest automaker Peugeot Citroen alongside Toyota.

Federal regulators say they've opened an investigation into the manufacturer of the faulty gas pedals.

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  • by Joe Location: Greenville on Feb 1, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    It is a good time now to rediscover cars made buy American companies. Ford and GM for example.

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