Posts Tagged ‘sticky 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 […]


The president of Toyota today apologized for the automaker’s quality problems that have led to the recall of more than nine million cars around the world and promised to soon announce steps that would address them. Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota’s founder, took personal responsibility for the problems and vowed Toyota will do its utmost […]