Feds Haven't Found a Toyota Electronics Glitch

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In a report to Congress today, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials say the agency hasn’t found an electronics problem in any of the Toyotas it has investigated as part of its probe into millions of recalled vehicles.

The statements to Congress come less than a month after the Wall Street Journal reported that NHTSA couldn’t find any faults after gaining access to Toyota’s electronic data recorders. The federal government says the investigation is ongoing, but of the 58 cases it has already reviewed, 35 had evidence that the brake pedal wasn’t applied. The agency concluded that those 35 instances were likely human error and not a problem with Toyota’s electronic throttle.

Pedal entrapment — the problem attributed to nearly 7 million recalled vehicles in the U.S. — occurred in one of the incidents. The rest either had inconclusive results or partial brakes were applied.

NHTSA: No evidence of Toyota electronics problems (Detroit News)
By David Thomas | August 10, 2010 | Comments (11)

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zack

This is not a big of surprise, considering the fact how american economy works. Ruin the best in the business (with dirty tricks, just like in this case), so someone else could take over the lead. Toyota is the best automobile brand and that's that. Cheers from brand new Toyota Corolla owner :)

JR

do i detect the sweet sweet smell of vindication? to all you toyota haters, read em and weep....

AP

Too late for Toyota's reputation. Nice job Feds.

Toyota should take this to the ICJ.

J

Wondered will this be announced in the news every single day like how they did when they had the recall.

oblioa

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If not faulty electronics, then apparently Toyota has a faulty pedal design that confuses experienced drivers overwhelmingly-more-often than other vehicle makes.

Either way, Toyota has some 'splainin to do'.

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it likes shoe, right?

sorry for my late, i think you are right

I know it. Toyota is a growing automobile market and one of the best car manufacturing company in America. Toyota is using new technologies improve customer satisfaction and provide more reliable products. Your information is really fruitful. Thanks...

John Newton

What about the Toyota Mechanics that were correcting the vehicles saying that there was a problem with the pedal mechanically. I know of at least one.

xorro

Old computer axiom.
Garbage in, garbage out. It was just bad input by drivers.

HondaLover

Does anyone else smell something fishy? Between the Government bashing Toyota and then offering Cash-For-Clunkers is it any wonder how GM was able to PAY OFF their LOAN early? With the Feds owning a BIG stake in the Big 3 is it any wonder why there would be a major investigation to knock the top seller off its pedestal? Here's how you create jobs in a floudering economy: "Hey Joe! I know you've been out of work for a while now, so how about you take this car and drive crazy for a little bit in front of some witnesses and we'll take care of your collection calls?"

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