However, according to Automotive News, Toyota has designed a quick fix, allowing dealers to resume sales of those vehicle involved in the massive recall.
The fix involves placing a metal shim in a gap in the accelerator mechanism. Although not intended as a long-term solution, the metal shim is said to prevent the accelerator's parts from becoming worn. Premature wearing of the accelerator mechanism was the reason for the recall.
"As early as next week, we will have some guidance for dealers,"ť an inside source told Automotive News. "We are still trying to solve a few technical issues."ť
Although the shim solution could hit dealers as early as next week, Toyota hasn't committed to when a dealer solution might be available.