Toyota asks dealers to perform secondary repair on Camry if necessary

Article by Christian A., on December 2, 2010

Toyota Motor Corp.’s recall crisis related to accelerator pedals just encountered another setback. Toyota sent a bulletin to its US dealers last Tuesday, stating that the company will pay for a secondary repair for the Camry.

Toyota will pay to repair a bracket that’s keeping the accelerator pedal in place on the Camry sedan and the Avalon if this part gets damaged while the recall-related repair is being done.

The US safety regulators had ordered this recall last January, involving about 2.3 million vehicles including the Camry and the Avalon. It was related to the risks posed by accelerator pedals that could get stuck in place or trap floormats.

There were some instances wherein Toyota’s repair technicians unintentionally stripped bolts on the accelerator bracket in the Camry and Avalon when doing the repairs, according to Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons.

This service bulletin from Toyota on how to repair the accelerator bracket in such a case under warranty was not announced by the company but Reuters obtained a copy.

Toyota said that if the initial recall damaged the bracket, the company would pay for dealerships to repair it, a process that takes about 40 minutes. [via autonews - sub. required]

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