accelerator pedal

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Noun1.accelerator pedal - a pedal that controls the throttle valveaccelerator pedal - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
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So far Toyota has acknowledged that the floor mats entrap the accelerator pedal and secondly, a "sticky" pedal problem.
It is designed to manage vehicle acceleration caused by interference with the accelerator pedal and is otherwise undetectable under normal driving conditions.
The accelerator pedal will then automatically move upwards to assist the driver in switching to the brakes.
Every time you press the accelerator pedal you are using fuel.
These services are available to Toyota and Lexus owners in New York affected by current recalls involving sticking accelerator pedals, floor mat pedal entrapment, anti-lock brake system software updates, and Tacoma front drive shaft inspection.
The company is under fire for two other recalls covering more than eight million vehicles worldwide because of problems with slipping floormats and sticky accelerator pedals.
Gentle, even pressure on the accelerator pedal causes the transmission to shift earlier to an energy-saving gear.
Notification to customers regarding brake override installation for Sequoia will be sent separately from the current recall campaign for sticking accelerator pedals.
The world's biggest automaker plans to stop work at its Kentucky and Texas plants for 14 days between late February and April as sales of the Camry, Avalon, Tundra and other models recalled for sticky accelerator pedals slump, the newspaper said.
Toyota's US unit said the company had "developed and rigorously tested" a fix to the problem with accelerator pedals in faulty models and had also come up with "an effective solution" for vehicles currently in production.
Toyota, the world's number one carmaker, has said it is recalling another one million vehicles sold in the United States, a day after suspending the sale of eight models amid worries over a potentially faulty accelerator pedal.

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