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Toyota planning to replace pedals for vehicle owners unhappy after repairs

By KEN THOMAS
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota is telling dealers it will provide
replacement accelerator pedals to owners who are dissatisfied with
their repairs under the massive recall.
The Japanese automaker says in a memo obtained Tuesday by The
Associated Press that if a customer is unhappy with the feel of the
accelerator after it's fixed, dealers can provide a replacement
pedal at no charge.
An AP analysis of government data shows that more than 100
owners have complained to the government about problems with sudden
acceleration after Toyota dealers fixed their vehicles.
Dealers have been inserting a piece of metal into the gas pedal
mechanism to eliminate friction that was causing the pedal problem.
The memo was first reported by The New York Times.

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


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