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Toyota's Recalled Pedal Assembly Close-Up
Posted Jan, 29 2010
Like all Toyotas, the accelerator pedal from this Toyota Camry has no mechanical connection to the engine. It's connected through these six wires and thus why it's often referred to as a "drive-by-wire" setup.
The pedal weighs a few pounds and is a little longer than a foot in length. Other than the metal protective plates, spring and magnet inside, it's mostly plastic.
This is a close up of the side of the pedal housing. The silver circle in the middle is the pivot pin and around that you can see a brass bushing. It's not clear exactly what's causing these pedals to malfunction, but Toyota said over time this can wear down so that the pedal comes back to idle very slowly.
You can see the Toyota name stamped on the lower edge of this photo next to the word CTS. CTS Corporation is the company that built these pedals for Toyota. The white text on the left reads LHD -- meaning left-hand drive.
Toyota has recommendations for drivers who experience problems with their accelerator pedals. Click here to view those tips.
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