What's Wrong With This Picture: CTS Versus Denso Toyota Pedal Assembly Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
whats wrong with this picture cts versus denso toyota pedal assembly edition

Kudos to Edmunds Inside Line for throwing up pictures of two Toyota gas pedal assemblies. The recalled unit, made by CTS, is shown above in a 2010 Camry. The non-recalled Denso-produced unit is after the jump.

As you can tell from these pictures alone, the differences between the two units are obvious, and based on superficial analysis alone, the Denso unit appears to be of much higher quality. If any of TTAC’s Best and Brightest has the means to obtain and tear down each of these units and provide us with side-by-side images, we will happily provide a generous bounty for any photographs that shed more light on the differences between these two units. Drop us an email at editors@ttac.com, and we’ll get back to you post-haste.

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  • My wife has a Corolla model 2009. In last september she had an episode o f sudden acceleration and a near accident in a street of our city. She was lucky to deviate to an empty avenue and managed to stop the car by pushing into neutral, pulling the park break and turning off the engine. After some days in dealer Toyota of Brasil stated that the matress provocked the incident. My wife disagreed with them. Now the episode is clear, the problem is worldwide. Toyota of Brasil denies that there’s problem whith cars produced in Brasil. The pedals of brazillian Corolla are produced by DENSO. Newspapers in my region reported four more cases of sudden acceleration. One of them led to an accident with total lose of the veihicle and driver’s light injuries. I think that the greatest question is if are the pedals responsible for the problem? Brazillian Toyotas have problem of sudden acceleration and use DENSO pedals! We are waiting for these anwers anxiously.

  • Gm99362 Gm99362 on Mar 11, 2010

    I just called the parts desk at my local Toyota dealer. I asked whether a person could just buy the Denso assembly straight out and replace the CTS unit like the one in my 2008 Camry. He said that he had checked into it and the control wiring is different for the two units....although they look the same they are not interchangeable. Too bad. I'd pay the money to get it fixed right. Has anyone ever checked to see if the ECM's are the same units between the Japanese cars and the Foriegn built cars (American built)?

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  • SPPPP It seems like a really nice car that's just still trying to find its customer.
  • MRF 95 T-Bird I owned an 87 Thunderbird aka the second generation aero bird. It was a fine driving comfortable and very reliable car. Quite underrated compared to the GM G-body mid sized coupes since unlike them they had rack and pinion steering and struts on all four wheels plus fuel injection which GM was a bit late to the game on their mid and full sized cars. When I sold it I considered a Mark VII LSC which like many had its trouble prone air suspension deleted and replaced with coils and struts. Instead I went for a MN-12 Thunderbird.
  • SCE to AUX Somebody got the bill of material mixed up and never caught it.Maybe the stud was for a different version (like the 4xe) which might use a different fuel tank.
  • Inside Looking Out Scandinavian design costs only $600? I mean the furniture.