accelerator pedal


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accelerator pedal

[ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər ‚ped·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
A pedal that operates the carburetor throttle valve or fuel injection control of an automotive vehicle.
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The accelerator pedal is one of the main controls the driver uses to communicate to the powertrain.
The linkage connected the accelerator pedal to a hand lever that would operate the throttle.
To help swell the numbers available to carry out the recall programme for both the accelerator pedal issue and the adjustment to the braking system software on Prius, 40 extra engineers joined their ranks from Toyota's Burnaston factory in Derbyshire.
The company is recalling almost eight million vehicles worldwide - roughly equivalent to its entire 2009 global sales - due to problems with accelerator pedals that could cause the car to speed up unintentionally.
Miguel Fonseca, managing director of Toyota GB said: "Toyota is very sorry about the concern caused to customers about the safety of their vehicles by the recall we have announced to fix an issue with the accelerator pedal in certain models.
Rabat - The Japanese auto-maker Toyota said Thursday that will recall 6,012 of its vehicles in Morocco for faulty accelerator pedal. AaAa The recall concerns the models of Auris, Avensis Diesel, Corolla, Rav4 and Yaris, said the "Toyota Morocco", affirming that this measure is part of preventive policy.Aa AaAaAa Toyota announced Tuesday that it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems, which increased the number of vehicles recalled by the Japanese auto-maker to 8.5 million.
A fault has caused the accelerator pedal to stick in seven models - the iQ, Aygo, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Avensis and Verso.
"We would like to reassure customers that the potential issue identified with the accelerator pedal only occurs in very rare circumstances.
Dubai Toyota has announced the recall of its Avalon and Sequoia (2005-2010) models in the UAE to fix a faulty accelerator pedal which could cause sudden and unexpected acceleration.
If this occurs, there is a possibility that, in the worst case, the accelerator pedal returns slowly or does not return to its idle position.
Around 97,000 Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models will be recalled in Europe, including more than 6,000 in the UK, as they are fitted with the same accelerator pedal used in the Toyota Aygo, which is one of the models being recalled by the Japanese firm.
Up to 100,000 cars will be checked for an accelerator pedal problem.

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