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Toyota probe turns from sudden acceleration to sudden stalling

Just as the nation’s fixation on Toyota’s sudden acceleration problem started to fade, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it would intensify its investigations of another safety concern: sudden stalling. Drivers of Toyota Corolla and Matrix cars have filed more than a thousand complaints with NHTSA and Toyota alleging their vehicles suddenly lost power while in motion. The problem has been reported in 2005, 2006, and 2007 model year Corollas and Matrixes. In March, amidst the controversy surrounding Toyota’s widespread sudden acceleration defect, NHTSA received a letter from Toyota’s regulator manager Chris Santucci requesting a meeting with regulators to ... Read More

Toyota announces another unintended acceleration recall

Toyota announced today that it would recall approximately 2.3 million vehicles in an effort to correct sticking accelerator pedals. This recall is not related to the current on-going recall of 4.2 million Toyota cars and trucks for floor mat pedal entrapment, which Toyota says is the cause of so many reports of sudden and Unintended Acceleration. “In recent months, Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats,” said Irv Miller, vice president of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Miller said that the company’s investigation of the complaints found that some ... Read More