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    Recently upgraded from my 01 tundra 4.7L 4x4 to an nice used 2007 5.7L 4x4 with low miles. Like the truck fine in general. There things I like better about the 1st gen, especially ergonomics and visibility, but overall its a very nice upgrade. I'm impressed that it actually gets better gas mileage than the older 4.7L.

    I've noticed this truck has a hair trigger with the gas pedal when taking off from a stop or driving slow on a bumpy road. It's hard to accelerate smoothly from a stop or keep steady gas when driving on bumpy road as my foot inadvertently pushes down on the gas over bumps. Is it that this truck just has a ton of torque or is there something wrong? Is there an adjustment for this?
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    Default Re: hyper sensitve gas pedal

    Your truck had the recall for the gas pedal done. You'll need to get a new pedal and if you're under warranty you should be able to get it free. Just see the dealership, they should be able to search the history and see what's been done on it.
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    Sounds like the shim fix was done on the truck already, search the gas pedal threads and you will find the newest part number 0440-C i think. Dealer should replace it for free if you tell them "it feels unsafe".
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    Default Re: hyper sensitve gas pedal

    My trucks pedal is real touchy too, the first time i drove a tundra on a test drive i laid tire in the dealers lot accidentally. Give it like a week and you'll be used to it, i like the pedal now, truck is very responsive too which is part of the reason.

    Nothing wrong with your truck though.

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    Default Re: hyper sensitve gas pedal

    My '07 5.7L CM Ltd does the same thing. It really started after I had the injectors cleaned at 30k miles. I have 54k miles on it now. The truck has some power to it.

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    My 07 does the exact same thing. Had the recall done on it for the pedal and it made very little to no difference. I've been told that you can take apart the pedal where it pivots and tighten it up, but I wouldn't recommend that because you don't want this beast to get stuck under power.
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    Welcome to Tundras. They all have overly-sensitive throttle tip-in. My 2004 Tundra was like that. My 2011 Tundra is like that. Every Tundra I've driven was like that. You just have to condition yourself to feather it lightly, which is easier said than done. I don't think Toyota has done as good a job on throttle tip-in as they could have and should have done. You'd think Toyota would be more sensitive to throttle issues.

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    Yeah your're not alone friend. I thought the same thing when I got my Tundra. I actually need to lubricate that pivot point if possible. I'll have to take it apart and see how it moves. Mine has become very sticky in her old age. It feels like it needs a little cleaning too.
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    I also had the throttle replacement done. Too sensitive so I brought it back. Supposedly replaced with yet another unit (I think they just tightened the first replacement) and felt less sensitive for a while, but is now as hyper sensitive as before if not worse. Gong to bring it back again although I got used to it, but still not as smooth as I should be.
    I am nervous about letting someone else drive it who may not be used to having to take so much care over bumpy roads at takeoff. Heck I still fell like a teenage girl driving a stick for the first time occasionally starting off on a bumpy intersection.
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    Yes it sucks - but after someone gets killed with the overly touchy pedal that dufus in Transportation, Ray LaHood will be back on the tube telling everyone how unsafe Toyota's are again! Its a poor design and the replacement I got is just as bad. I'm sure they just tightened it up.
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    At the time of the 2nd replacement I was assured that if I was unhappy with the fix they had another pedal assembly to try and to just bring it back in. (Which made me suspicious that they were just monkeying around with the shims)
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    Mine isn't oversensitive, it has 0 throttle for the first 1/4 inch and then it goes. So I would be at the light and give throttle and get nothing and then step on it and woooooooo. I know how to drive it now. But when someone else drives it. Wouldn't be as a big deal if we didn't have all that power

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    Same here. I let all the worried women in my life pester me into getting the recall done. Finally gave my wife the OK to do it when she took it in for an oil change while I was out of town for a couple months. She claimed the modded pedal felt fine.

    I got back and tried it and could instantly tell it was EXTREMELY touchy. As I've gotten used to it I've modified my touch so I can control it and the truck never jerks, but could take some getting used to for anybody who drives it who isn't familiar with it.

    Mother pestered me. Mother in law pestered me. Wife pestered me. When I said I thought the whole thing was BS and it just seemed like a bunch of people hitting the wrong pedal they refused to believe me like if it made the news and a bunch of people were claiming it it must be true. Against my better judgement I got it done. Now considering asking for a new pedal with next oil change but don't want to end up wasting the time to end up with something else that doesn't feel right.
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    You'll get use to it.
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    You could trade it in on a Ford or Chevy. They don't have enough power to notice it.
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