Runaway Toyota mystery explained

Creag

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Source.

A U.S. government probe has cleared Toyota's electronics of causing unintended acceleration, a big victory for the world's biggest carmaker as it seeks to recover from the hit it took over runaway vehicle accidents.

The findings vindicated Toyota's position that it had identified and fixed the only known safety problems with popular vehicles like the Camry by focusing on mechanical issues with accelerator pedals and the risk that floormats could trap the pedal in the open position.

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They suggest it's probably driver error :wtf: ... lol :D
 

Claymore

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Car & Driver a few months ago reported that over 80% or so of the drivers who reported unintended acceleration were over the age of 60, and something like 95% were over 50. Interesting coincidence...or is it?
 

AirWolf

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Car & Driver a few months ago reported that over 80% or so of the drivers who reported unintended acceleration were over the age of 60, and something like 95% were over 50. Interesting coincidence...or is it?

So we can blame it on arthritis? :D
 
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