Throughout the day, we reported that our local dealer told us that consumers could bring in their vehicles for inspection, if concerned, and they would be notified when a corrective measure was available.
Ford declared it was halting production of full-sized vans in China that use components from CTS, the American supplier of the pedal assemblies implicated in the latest Toyota recall.
Meanwhile, CTS issued a statement that "the products we supply to Toyota, including the pedals covered by the recent recall, have been manufactured to Toyota's design specifications." Further, both CTS and Toyota stated that they are working together on pedals that meet "tougher specification" that is undergoing testing and will soon ship to Toyota plants.
Meanwhile, both Ford and GM are seeking to cash in with incentive plans targeting current Toyota owners.We will continue to cover this developing story. Be sure to follow Consumer Reports Cars blog (RSS) and Twitter (@CRcars) to keep up with the latest information and advice.
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