Toy­ota ac­cel­er­a­tor re­call work un­der­way

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -


— The parts are in and the work is un­der­way as lo­cal Toy­ota dealers be­gin re­pair­ing pos­si­bly faulty gas ped­als in eight mod­els un­der a huge re­call no­tice.

Bre­ton Toy­ota owner Jim MacDon­ald said he is urg­ing cus­tomers who’ve re­ceived the no­tice to get the work done.

“ We’re start­ing to do the re­calls,” he said Fri­day. “We’ve done some al­ready and it’s go­ing well.”

The re­call — the big­gest in Toy­ota’s his­tory — has af­fected about 4.2 mil­lion Toy­ota cus­tomers with eight dif­fer­ent mod­els in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Toy­ota Canada says it has re­ceived only six com­plaints about stick­ing ac­cel­er­a­tors out of 270,000 ve­hi­cles in Canada.

MacDon­ald said none of the com­plaints were about ve­hi­cles in Cape Bre­ton, and the ser­vice depart­ment is op­er­at­ing with ex­tended hours to try to make the process as pain­less as pos­si­ble for own­ers, even if they haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced any prob­lems with their ve­hi­cle to date.

“We’re go­ing to make things go as quickly and eas­ily as pos­si­ble,” he said. “ We’d like for ev­ery­body to re­spond.”

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