Toyota accelerator recall work underway
— 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.”