Ray LaHood said, "What I meant to say and what I thought I said was, if you own one of these cars, or if you're in doubt, take it to the dealer."
Toyota officials said they expect to get the parts in this week, to fix thousands of gas pedals on recalled vehicles.
A South Valley woman said she won't drive her six month old daughter around in her recalled car until the gas the pedal is fixed.
"More paranoid I guess to drive of course and try not to go too fast so that if it does happen I guess I can break and pull over like it says on the recall. Definitely will be taking it in on my first day off," said Renee Handley.
Action News tried to contact local Toyota dealerships in the Valley but no one would talk about the recall or how soon replacement parts would be arriving.
Toyota has set up an information hotline for customers. The number is 1-800-331- 4331.