In light of the latest news concerning Toyota's recall of 8.5 million cars, it appears the answer to their problems is not an easy one. There is no easy fix to the sticking accelerator problem, and it is turning out to be a much more complicated issue than originally expected.
Experts are saying that the accelerator problems in the recalled Toyotas are not caused by a single problem, but rather, an assortment of complicated and interconnected issues. In fact, there doesn't seem to be an agreement on what exactly the root of the problem is.
Toyota has said the accelerator problem is caused by a friction problem which makes pressing the pedal harder to do with a slower return or leads to the pedal becoming stuck. However, the supplier that makes devices for Toyota said that friction problems were the issue in just a handful of cases.
At one point, the issue seemed to be related to the interference of floor mats. But now Toyota is saying that the latest recall of 2.3 million vehicles is connected to worn pedal mechanisms that increase friction in certain circumstances, which can cause the accelerator to stick.
Outside resources cite other possible reasons for the problem. It is important however, that you seek immediate assistance from Toyota if you are currently driving any of the recalled Toyota vehicles or experience similar issues in your car.
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