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Toyota tells dealers parts on way to fix pedals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Toyota dealers are planning to remain
open around the clock, to fix the 2.3 million cars and trucks in
the United States affected by a recall.

Toyota is telling dealers that they should be getting parts by
the end of this week that will allow them to fix a sticky gas pedal
problem. It's resulted in a recall affecting 4.2 million vehicles
around the world, and it's left dealers unable to sell a large part
of their inventory, including some of the automaker's most popular
models.

Toyota says it's training dealers how to do the repairs.

A company spokesman says dealers can begin selling the suspended
models as soon as they are fixed. But he says top priority will go
to fixing cars that are already on the road.

In a video clip released by the company, the CEO of Toyota Motor
Sales said he wants to "sincerely apologize" to Toyota owners.

Jim Lentz told NBC this morning that the company is
"confident" that it has the fix for the gas pedal system.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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