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It was a really quick job in and out. They installed the little shim in the pedal assembly and I am not sure if they did anything else. They may have reprogrammed something... not sure.

Anyhow, the gas pedal does feel looser, if anyone is wondering. For me, it's quite noticeable because I tend to drive with a very light foot. People with a heavy foot might actually enjoy it because it's really easy to go WOT. I may just need a little time to get used to it but there certainly is a difference in the way the pedal feels. To clarify, it still feels like what a normal gas pedal should feel like in the average car, but it feels noticeably different than the pre-modification.
 

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Cool, thanks for update. We are going in this Friday (02/12) for the recall.


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I agree with mike552.

Feels different ..... I don't like it, maybe it will take some time to get used to it.
Harder to control in the lower gears (1st, 2nd, 3rd).
When starting off and you hit some bumps, its hard to hold your foot steady on it for smooth acceleration.

Anyone else ?
Any fixes for the fix?
 

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A fix for the fix??? A mod for the mod!! :D

Betcha within a month someone will have tightened it up with something.
 

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I'm curious as to how you were notified of the recall? :confused: I've read all the press but, except for some generic, apologetic e-mail from Toyota, I haven't received squat in regards to anything I'd label as a formal recall notice. I'm used to those from all the Fords I've owned. :eek: Did you just call the local dealer and schedule an appointment?
 

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Yeah, I stopped by and talked to the service manager. I didn't get a note in the mail or anything.
 

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My Service wonk told me that I'd get a letter when they wanted me to bring mine in.
tell him he is an idiot.:rolleyes:

they should just run your vin and see if there is a recall attached to it, that's what they did with mine. i'm taking it in tomorrow, i'll report back after
 

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My Service wonk told me that I'd get a letter when they wanted me to bring mine in.

Yeah that is a stupid thing for them to say. Speak to your service manager. Otherwise, if they still say that you have to wait for the letter then tell them you want that statement in writing... see how quickly they bring it in then. I have 2 babies, and even though I know that the chances of something happening to my gas pedal are probably less than getting hit by lightning, I figured I might as well eliminate the problem altogether. If I didn't have to worry about the kids I'd be putting little to no effort into this stupid recall.
 

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I had an appt. for an oil change last Fri. and while it was already there, I mentioned it to the service guy
in they did it. You can work around waiting for a letter.
 

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Yah. I know about the 'Official Notification,' vs. getting 'er done. I was answering Darth's question.

I'm not worried about the 'issue'. My wife has correctly identified where Neutral is on the shifter every time I've asked her. I'm pretty sure that, should lightning strike, she'd be able to rein in the beastie.

FWIW, I just called my local Dealer, and he told me the soonest they could sked her car is three workdays from now. Apparently they're really busy. I don't 'recall' why...
 

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Can anyone else give feedback as to how the fix feels? If the fix makes the feel of the pedal worse I might just skip the recall. I think it is all just a load of media hype and the actual chances of it happening are so slim that I would prefer the risk than to end up with a crappy feeling/functioning pedal.
 

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i had mine done yesterday. i don't feel any difference in the pedal at all.

Hmm, interesting.
FWIW it's been 5 days since I had the recall and I am completely fine with how the pedal feels.
 

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right now all the camry customers are getting done,when its your vehicles turn you will recieve a letter.the pedal will "should" not feel diffrent.as far as my dealership goes,just pull in to service,and give us 20 minutes,and your on your way,we have 7 techs doing nothing but the shims,and 90L campaign.dont worry about it,nobodys pedal will stick.this mainly affects vehicles with high mileage.
 

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O.K. Well that is encouraging, some of us are not having detrimental pedal functionality/feel/performance AFTER the fix. My Dealer Groove Toyota in Denver has offered to give me a free oil change, check on all adjustments, interior clean, car wash and taxi me to where I want to go whilst the fix is being done. That seems like a very fair thing for them to offer.
 

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im just making sure this is clarified its not a big safety concern or anything so they are trying to space out the letters so as to not crowd the dealers with too many people at once.
 

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I wonder how long until the sticky side of the metal "postage stamp" comes loose?
 

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i bet if people had their trucks fixed w.o all this media hype and stuff, if they jsut said we did a recall we found, no one would ever notice any different pedal feel. its all in the head IMO.
 

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i bet if people had their trucks fixed w.o all this media hype and stuff, if they jsut said we did a recall we found, no one would ever notice any different pedal feel. its all in the head IMO.

Yeah, but that's like saying "Look closely, that's not vanilla ice cream, it's vanilla BEAN ice cream." You would probably look a bit more closely at the ice cream, see the dark spots, and say "Yeah, that's not what I ordered." While it is true that you wouldn't have noticed anything if nobody had mentioned it to you, it does not mean that there isn't a difference in how it feels once you've been given an opportunity to be aware of it. Remember those old Coke v. Pepsi taste tests?
 
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