Accelerator pedal touches the carpet

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by jonnnny, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. jonnnny

    jonnnny New Member

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    I’ll bring it in to get properly tested but I can hear the engine revving higher by pressing the pedal into the flooring (creating a dent).
     
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    Here you go. Accelerator pedal sweep touching the floor, and reading 100%.

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  3. John in Vermont

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    I discovered the same issue with my new 2018 C. The gas pedal is designed to hit the floor when you press the gas pedal all the way down, there is no other stop for the pedal. If you put in a WeatherTech floor mat, which Toyota sells as an accessory, the pedal travel will be limited and the car will feel underpowered especially when climbing long grades or trying to pass. I discovered this when my C would climb hills much faster in cruise control than when using the gas pedal.

    The underside of the pedal has a plastic pin that is what actually strikes the floor to limit pedal travel. I used a fine tooth hacksaw blade to saw a 1/2 inch off of the pin. This immediately doubled the cars power. I can now go up a steep mountain grade at 60 mph in a car that previously couldn't even manage to climb at 45 mph.
     
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