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Toyota accelerator recall
Toyota of Hollywood team leader Erick Garcia uses a hacksaw to shorten the gas pedal as part of the fix for several models that Toyota has recalled because of reported problems with the gas pedal sticking. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Garcia eyes his work while perfecting the fix for shortening the gas pedal in several models of Toyota cars involved in the recall. An electric sander, a hacksaw and a hand file were used to grind down the pedal to conform to the new size. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Toyota of Hollywood team leader Scott Sandmeyer, right, uses a hand file to put the finishing touches on a gas pedal for one of the recalled Toyota models. Team leader Erick Garcia observes the work in progress. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Garcia examines his handiwork after shortening a gas pedal. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Garcia, right, demonstrates techniques for shaving down the gas pedal on recalled Toyota models. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Garcia, left, shows colleagues at Toyota of Hollywood ways to shorten gas pedals. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Randy Uyehara, service director for Toyota of Hollywood, explains the gas pedal fix for recalled cars, which involves, among other things, shaving down the length of the pedal itself, as shown on the pedal at right. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
Technician Jon Lewis shows a 2010 Camry gas pedal that he is modifying at Victory Toyota in Canton, Mich., by sawing off the bottom of pedal and replacing a foam pad under the carpet with a thinner one. (Jeff Kowalsky / Bloomberg)
Toyota accelerator recall
Mel Johnson, service manager at Earl Stewart Toyota in North Palm Beach, Fla., displays shims for repairing affected Toyota accelerator pedals. Toyota dealers, who have started to repair defective gas pedals in millions of U.S. vehicles, are extending hours, making house calls and offering other services as they try to repair the damage to the company’s reputation. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Toyota accelerator recall
A shim to repair an affected Toyota accelerator pedals is shown on a repair manual at Earl Stewart Toyota in North Palm Beach, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Toyota accelerator recall
Toyota Master Diagnostic Service Technician Steve Newton installs a shim, a piece of steel about the size of a postage stamp, into the gas pedal assembly of a Toyota Avalon at Anderson Weber Toyota in Dubuque, Iowa. The shims can be inserted into the accelerator mechanism and eliminate friction that may cause the problem. (Jeremy Portje / Telegraph Herald)
Toyota accelerator recall
Customers line up at Longo Toyota in El Monte on Wednesday. Representatives at the dealer said that they received throttle repair parts in the morning and mechanics were being trained, but recall repairs were not being performed. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Toyota accelerator recall
A sales representative and two customers at Longo Toyota in El Monte walk past rows of new Tacoma pickups and RAV4 SUVs on Wednesday. The vehicles won’t be sold until throttle issues are corrected. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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