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2010/7/14-23 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:53884 Activity:nil
7/14    DOT Report: Toyota crash data suggests driver error
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100713/ap_on_bi_ge/us_toyota_recall
        \_ "Moving ahead."
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File photo of a braking 2008 Toyota Prius in San Diego Reuters - A 2008 Toyota Prius brakes in a stadium parking lot following Toyota's announcement of preliminary ... That suggests that drivers of the speeding cars were stepping on the accelerator rather than hitting the brakes. The vehicles investigated came from a sample in which the drivers said they were braking but failed to stop the car before crashing, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources familiar with the findings. Transportation Department officials declined to confirm the report and did not comment. Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not shared its findings with the Japanese automaker but said their own findings from investigations of unintended acceleration are consistent with the report. The black boxes, called event data recorders, are devices that track a number of details about a vehicle around the time of an accident, including which pedals were applied and how fast the car was traveling. Toyota has recalled more than 85 million vehicles worldwide since last fall due to faulty accelerators, floor mats that may trap gas pedals, and brake problems in Priuses, among other problems. The largest problems were due to unintended acceleration, which the automaker has sought to address by fixing the gas pedals and floor mats. The government has said unintended acceleration in Toyotas may have been involved in the deaths of 93 people over the past decade. The agency has received about 3,000 complaints of sudden acceleration in Toyotas. Daniel Smith, NHTSA's associate administrator for enforcement, told a panel with the National Academy of Sciences reviewing unintended acceleration last month that the agency had not yet found any defects beyond the two problems cited by Toyota: pedals that can become entrapped by floor mats and sticking accelerator pedals. Report Abuse The Hussein Cat and his UAW bosses have done their damage. OBAMA/UAW motors was struggling to get some traction after the "Cash for clunkers" which sold many more Toyotas, Hyundais and other foreign cars than Obama/UAW Challenge was best how to damage competition - they went into their old playbook and dug up the old Audi charges that later proved false BUT knew how effective it was - Audi almost went bankrupt. So they brought it out with the assistance of their Pravda media. Report Abuse Same thing happen with the runaway GM's,Audi's and BMW's. As soon as a story breaks about runaway cars,people start to try and jump on the gravy train or believe the time they crashed through the facade of some store it was the cars fault and not them stepping on the gas instead of the brake. Report Abuse Finally a government report that shows what Toyota was saying all along! When can Toyota lawyer up and sue the feds for the billions of dollars they've lost in sales and possibly unnecessary service work on the recalled cars that were said to be at risk for unintended acceleration - by the feds! They'll jus go about their business of making a product that consumers want to buy and that allows them a profit - just what "business" is about! It's called capitalism and as far as I know, we live in a capitalistic country, unless the federal government has decided it wants to be something different! Report Abuse This phenomenon most often happens to peopl who drive with 2 feet, 1 on the gas and 1 on the brake. When faced with a sudden dangerous situation these driver have a tendency to stomp on the accelerator the way normal peopl stomp on the brakes. This happens because most people are right-footed the same way we are mostly right-handed. The instinctive reaction is to stomp with you good foot. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.