Nov 25, 2009 10:02 AM by Associated Press

Toyota to replace 3.8M gas pedals

The Transportation Department says Toyota Motor Corp. will replace gas pedals on 3.8 million U.S. vehicles due to sudden acceleration or the pedal becoming stuck in the floor mat.

As a temporary step, Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of gas pedals beginning in January. Transportation officials told The Associated Press the Japanese automaker will develop replacement pedals for the vehicles, and new pedals will be available beginning in April.

The automaker announced the massive recall in September. The recall includes vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, the top-selling passenger car in America, and the Toyota Prius, the best-selling gas-electric hybrid.




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