Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Department of Transportation Releases Report on Toyota Recall

Remember last summer when Toyota cars were getting recalled for unexplained acceleration problems? Today, the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finally released a report on the "potential electronics-based causes for unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles" (press release). NASA engineers actually conducted this study and determined that there were no "electronic flaws capable of producing the large throttle openings required to create dangerous high-speed unintended acceleration incidents." Want to read the report or the documents leading up to the need for this report? NHTSA has set up a web site.

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