CTS Corp, the supplier of Toyota’s sticky accelerator pedals which has led to the Japanese automaker recalling cars in North America and Europe, says it has no knowledge that its parts were responsible for any accidents or injuries.
Mitchell Walorski, head of CTS investor relations said that the company has “no knowledge of any accident or injury” stemming from the accelerator assemblies it supplies Toyota, he told Automotive News. In what looks like an attempt to absolve responsibility he added: “Toyota is heavily involved in all stages of testing and production. That is why their quality is so high.”
In a separate statement, CTS, which designs and manufactures sensors and actuators, said it has been working with Toyota to develop a new pedal to meet tougher specifications from Toyota. “The newly designed pedal is now tested, and parts are beginning to ship to some Toyota factories,” it said.