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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small steel shim the size of a postage stamp may fix what ails some Toyotas.
The parts to repair sticky gas pedals could start arriving as early as Tuesday. The shims are designed to relieve the friction in the accelerators that can cause them to get stuck. The problem led to the recall of more than 2 million Toyotas, including the popular Camry and Corolla.
The company says the fix will take about half an hour. Toyota insists the solution has been through rigorous testing and will solve the problem for the life of the car.
The automaker expects finishing all the repairs will take months and says some dealers will be open around the clock to handle the vehicles.
Federal regulators say Toyota has "done the right thing." At the same time, a Transportation Department official says the government is investigating reports that electrical problems may also be at play.
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