unintended acceleration

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    Toyota waited until boxing day to announce it had reached a tentative settlement in an ongoing class-action lawsuit representing owners claiming they were negatively impacted in the value of their cars due to the recent recalls spurred by alleged unintended acceleration. The original recalls focused primarily on ill-fitting floor mats and stuck accelerator pedals. Despite even NASA finding no fault with the suspected Toyota and Lexus models included in the recalls (many suspect driver error), the new settlement, if it passes all associated appeals, will see the Japanese automaker launch a new...

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    Toyota Implementing Tech To Prevent Unintended Acceleration

    With the unintended acceleration debacle now in its rearview mirror, automaker Toyota is employing technology to ensure that this won’t happen on future models. Intelligent Clearance Sonar and Drive-Start Control will (hopefully) eliminate accidents caused by pedal confusion or improper gear...

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    Score This Gravity 1, Mustang 0

    Mistaking the gas pedal for the brake pedal, a driver in Lugano, Switzerland launched his Ford Mustang from the third floor of a parking garage.

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    NASA Can't Find Unintended Acceleration Causes in Toyota's Electronic Throttle Control System

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) yesterday released the final results from NASA's Engineering and Safety Center's ten-month study into potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration (UA) in Toyota vehicles. As the DoT's press release states: "The National Highway Traffic Safety...

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    2010 Toyota Prius And 2010 Lexus HS 250h Recalled To Fix ABS

    Toyota has announced a global recall on its 2010 Prius hybrid as well as the 2010 Lexus HS 250h to investigate and remedy a software glitch that can affect the cars' anti-lock braking system (ABS). The software glitch is a separate issue to the stuck accelerator pedals and faulty floor mats that...

  • Toyota denies unintended acceleration issues on Tacoma
    Toyota denies unintended acceleration issues on Tacoma

    A number of Toyota and Lexus models have had their owners complain about unintended or sudden acceleration problems including popular models such as the petrol-electric Prius, the top-selling Camry and the Lexus ES range. Some of the cases have caused safety and regulatory bodies such as the...

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