Posts Tagged ‘sticky gas pedal’

Here we compare a gas pedal that works efficiently and safely with a defective one that is prone to get stuck. We show, in an interactive graphic, the workings of the accelerator in relation to two factors that affect the pedal’s performance – friction and spring pressure. We also show how Toyota’s reinforcement bar solution […]


This is the second part of our little series on Toyota gas pedals. In part 1, we established a basic premise – that friction and spring pressure work together to stabilize the workings of the pedal. We sketched out the CTS-made accelerator assembly and identified spots that might be causing the problem. We did more […]