Report: Some Fixed Toyotas Still Have Acceleration Problems

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that at least seven complaints have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by owners of recalled Toyota vehicles that were repaired. These few complaints say that the owners are still experiencing unintended acceleration.

These complaints have not been verified by NHTSA and may not have been followed up on in any way.

One of the complaints highlighted by the newspaper was on a 2010 Toyota Camry that got brake override software added. The car accelerated into a snowbank.

With over a million vehicles now fixed under the recalls, it’ll be interesting to see how the government and Toyota follow up with complaints like these.

Toyota's fix is a bust, owners claim (Los Angeles Times)
By David Thomas | March 3, 2010 | Comments (6)

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segfault

With the brake override, it would almost have to be a case of pedal misapplication?

I was thinking a traction control "problem" if roads were slick. He mentioned a snowbank. But it sounds like there could be other explanations.

Paul

This is a good example of why not everyone should be allowed to drive. Maybe some day someone will admit it was driver error instead of always pointing the finger.

Paul

Maybe not everyone should drive,P,but how come Toyotas are doing this more than anything else?
There is something wrong,and Toy still hasnt gotten it repaired yet.(CAN it be repaired??)

Dan

I'd like to file a complaint for the opposite problem, an unintended lack of acceleration. Happens in every Corolla I've ever driven.

Tony

Another day my wife and I drove in our Highlander. At one point I came too close to the car upfront. My wife told me to be careful, for which I said that in Toyota we can always claim unintended acceleration.

And this is what, I think, is happening. An idiot runs his car into snow bank. Oh, Toyota unintended acceleration! It is the same as "my neck hurts" after small fender bender, so that if you have full tort you can go to court.

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