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Video: Jim Lentz makes his own recalled pedal fix film

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Toyota's Jim Lentz explains the sticky pedal situation - Click above to watch the video after the break

Toyota President and COO Jim Lentz decided to go ahead and visit one of the automaker's own dealerships to see one of its recalled gas pedals go through the shim-fix for himself, and he helpfully brought a video crew along for the ride. After giving a brief rundown of what's happened thus far - a much more thorough version of which can be found here - Lentz turns the duties over to one of the dealership's service technicians, who runs through the actual process of fixing a defective pedal.

Now, for a few observations: First, we wouldn't want to take his place behind the camera, but all Lentz needs is a basketball for that left hand of his and he'd be a veritable Harlem Globetrotter. Second, the fix doesn't look all that difficult, and it takes the technician just a few minutes to add the shim after the affected pedal has been removed from the vehicle. Lastly, for another take on the pedal-shim operation, see our previous video on the subject here.

Check out Lentz's video after the break, and check out our high-res image gallery of the process below.



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It would probably be a bad marketing decision, but a part of me wants to see GM make a Toyota pedal repair video, where the faulty pedal is removed from the Camry, tossed in the trunk of a Malibu, and the owner safely drives away.

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