Toyota has started shipping the metal shim that it says will fix sticking accelerator pedals on 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe models.
GM says that letters to almost 100,000 registered Pontiac Vibe owners will be mailed next week starting on February 16 with instructions on how to contact a Pontiac dealer a week later (after Feb. 22) to have steel shim installed into the accelerator pedal assembly.
Go to Pontiac.com to find a dealer. If your Pontiac dealer has closed, it’s likely there is a Buick-GMC dealer nearby since the pre-bankruptcy distribution channel was Pontiac, Buick GMC.
The shim installation, which we view as an expedient but not permanent fix, will take about 30 minutes, but customers may need to leave their vehicles with dealers for a longer period of time.
Our previous advice to Toyota owners is to request that the pedal assembly be replaced with the revised ones that Toyota is now using in production at five North American plants. (more…)