Toyota Closes In on Gas Pedal Fix

Asks Traffic Safety Administration to approve spring
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2010 2:02 PM CST
Workers leave a Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Buffalo, W.Va, Jan. 27, 2010. Toyota halted sales of some of its top-selling models Tuesday to fix dangerous sticking gas pedals.   (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)

(Newser) – Toyota has nearly finished developing a fix for the sticking accelerators that forced the company to halt sales on eight models Tuesday. Toyota’s now awaiting approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the fix, which involves a “spacer” inserted into the pedal to increase tension, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The company also announced today that recalls related to the problem would spread through Europe and China.

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