WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will replace accelerator pedals on 3.8 million recalled vehicles in the United States to address problems with the pedals becoming jammed in the floor mat.
As a temporary step, Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals beginning in January while the company develops replacement pedals for their vehicles, the Transportation Department and Toyota said. New pedals will be available beginning in April, and some vehicles will have brake override systems installed as a precaution.
Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, announced the massive recall in late September and told owners to remove the driver’s side floor mats to prevent the gas pedal from potentially becoming jammed.
Theres been complaints from owners about the gas pedal moving on it's own and not even getting stuck on the floor mat. Some of the issue lies within the programming for the ETC. All new Chryslers with ETC I believe are programmed if there is a WOT condition along with a full brake application the, brake wins and throttle is cut.