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Toyota to replace 3.8 million gas pedals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department says Toyota
Motor Corp. will replace gas pedals on 3.8 million vehicles in the
United States to address problems with 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.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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