Toyota recall: UPDATE - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Toyota recall: UPDATE

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - According to Toyota, there is a fix on the way for the sticky accelerator pedals. Some are saying its too little too late.

 Toyota is saying the problem is moisture build up behind the pedal. The solution is a steel bar to prevent friction. The parts have been shipped out, dealer training has begun and Toyota hopes to begin implementing the recall, that affects around 4.2-Million cars worldwide, by the end of the week. 

Many are saying this is a problem Toyota should have known about, for quite a while. A Los Angeles Times investigation cites nineteen deaths in the last decade. 

In a Today Show interview, Toyota's president denies knowing about the problem before last October.

7 News spoke with local Lake Charles Toyota about the recall. They say they have not received the parts, but if the fix arrives this week they will begin making those repairs.

For the most current information regarding the Toyota recall log on to toyotanewsroom.com.  

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