Toyota to announce fix for gas pedals next week

January 29, 2010 10:11:14 AM PST
Toyota Motor Corp. says it will begin telling millions of customers how it will repair their sticky gas pedal systems next week, and repairs will be finished in less than a month.

Company spokesman Brian Lyons says he can't state specifically when repairs will begin. But he says the automaker is moving quickly to correct the problem that affects about 4.2 million vehicles in the U.S., Europe and China.

A company e-mail to employees sent Thursday night says Toyota presented a remedy to federal regulators on Thursday and that employees would get details on Friday.

Toyota says its engineers are working around the clock to fix the problem in eight of its U.S. models, including the top-selling Camry midsize sedan. Toyota says cases of sticking gas pedals are rare.