A service bulletin outlining yet another fix for Toyota's unintended acceleration problems (this time, the Pontiac Vibe) shows just how difficult re-engineering a car part is. Steps involving hacksaws and bubble wrap are both comical and a little unnerving.
Two of the main culprits identified in the Toyota recall debacle were the gas pedal and the floor mats. Either the gas pedal becomes stuck because of a design fault, or it becomes trapped by a thick floor mat. So far, the fixes have included metal chicklets or just removing the mats altogether.