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Toyota Announces Plans for Pedal Fix

If it brakes, don't fix it: Toyota announced on Monday that it had already embarked on a plan to repair the sticky gas pedal problem that has led to the recall of 4.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and around the world. The automaker's dealers will introduce extended hours—24 hours at some locations—in the hopes that cars can be fixed as quickly as possible, and President Jim Lentz said that he was confident that the company had identified the problem and successfully created a fix. "We know what's causing the sticking accelerator pedals, and we know what we have to do to fix it," he said. Lentz told the Today show: "I drive Toyotas. My family members drive Toyotas... I would not have them in products that I knew were not safe."