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Toyota pedal maker says fix in the works

WASHINGTON (AP) - The company that makes the gas pedal systems implicated in Toyota's big recall of some popular brands says it is working with the automaker on a fix.

CTS Corp. officials say they have ramped up production at three factories to produce new pedals. They pedals are meant to solve problems with condensation that Toyota has said can cause them to react slowly when driver presses on the gas or in rare cases, get stuck.

CTS says the new pedals will be meant to fix cars already owned by Toyota customers and for new cars Toyota is manufacturing.

Earlier this week, Toyota halted sales of eight models due to problems with the gas pedal system. That followed a recall last week of 2.3 million trucks and cars, including Camrys and Corollas.

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