Accelerator Pedal Replacement

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Old 22 Jun 2010, 06:55 am   #1 (permalink)
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2008 Avalon---Went through the whole throttle system recall in bit March.
One thing I noticed right away was that the force required to push on (and
hold) the accelerator pedal increased noticeably in the 65-80 mph speed
range. Found on a couple of subsequent long trips (more than a 1000 miles)
that holding the pedal in place at these speeds actually began to bother my
foot. Walked into the Dealer, explained that I wasn't comfortable with the
"fix"......no hesitation on their part (do you want to have a new one
installed?)...got the new pedal this morning. Service manager indicated
that the "fix" is now built into the current pedals. I hope that the
"improved" design is not a repeat of the field fix.
Any experience out there with the replacement pedals?
MLD

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Old 24 Jun 2010, 02:38 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> 2008 Avalon---Went through the whole throttle system recall in bit March.
> One thing I noticed right away was that the force required to push on (and
> hold) the accelerator pedal increased noticeably in the 65-80 mph speed
> range. Found on a couple of subsequent long trips (more than a 1000
> miles) that holding the pedal in place at these speeds actually began to
> bother my foot. Walked into the Dealer, explained that I wasn't
> comfortable with the "fix"......no hesitation on their part (do you want
> to have a new one installed?)...got the new pedal this morning. Service
> manager indicated that the "fix" is now built into the current pedals. I
> hope that the "improved" design is not a repeat of the field fix.
> Any experience out there with the replacement pedals?
> MLD


We got our 2007 done a few weeks ago. Note that there was never
a problem with this car, that I could detect, but the dealership implemented
the three recalls for this car.

The new pedal is very easy to use and there was no noticeable
deterioration
in the feel of the accelerator system.

BUT, a couple of weeks after the job, the auto trans starting doing some
odd things. It would drop out of gear at very low speed, and then kick
back in a little abruptly when I accelerated. Turns out that the auto
trans
computer lost its programming during the recall work, and they had to
reprogram it.

Now all is fine.

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Old 26 Jun 2010, 08:33 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The "fixed" pedals are crapshoot at best. And Toyota only give "new"
pedals to those customers who ask for it. IMO the new one should be
fine, because a lot of the problem with the fixed pedals were
attributed to shoddy workmanship.



On Jun 22, 4:55*am, "MLD" <M...@verizon.net> wrote:
> 2008 Avalon---Went through the whole throttle system recall in bit March.
> One thing I noticed right away was that the force required to push on (and
> hold) the accelerator pedal increased noticeably in the 65-80 mph speed
> range. *Found on a couple of subsequent long trips (more than a 1000 miles)
> that holding the pedal in place at these speeds actually began to bother my
> foot. *Walked into the Dealer, explained that I wasn't comfortable withthe
> "fix"......no hesitation on their part (do you want to have a new one
> installed?)...got the new pedal this morning. *Service manager indicated
> that the "fix" is now built into the current pedals. *I hope that the
> "improved" design is not a repeat of the field fix.
> Any experience out there with the replacement pedals?
> MLD


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Old 28 Jun 2010, 10:07 am   #4 (permalink)
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"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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The "fixed" pedals are crapshoot at best. And Toyota only give "new"
pedals to those customers who ask for it. IMO the new one should be
fine, because a lot of the problem with the fixed pedals were
attributed to shoddy workmanship.

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We were given a new one, under the recall program. We didnt ask
for it.

AFAIK, the problem was not shoddy workmanship, but rather a poor
choice of materials....materials that permitted deterioration over time.

Those are my impressions anyway. I am not challenging your post
as such.

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