Study shows there is nothing wrong with the electronics of Toyota and Lexus cars

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reported that a study made by Exponent and funded by Toyota Motor Corp. states that there is nothing wrong with the electronics of Toyota and Lexus cars. The WSJ was able to obtain a copy of the study conducted by the Menlo Park, California-based engineering firm.

The Feb. 4 preliminary report stated that despite rigorous efforts, Exponent has not been able to find that electrical disturbances to the system could either lead to unintended acceleration or behavior that might be a precursor to such an event.

Toyota's reputation is at stake due to numerous cases of safety lapses. Toyota had previously stated that the complaints came as a result of floor mats trapping gas pedals or pedals sticking.

Detractors have come out, saying that electronic failures could be the cause. Yoshi Inaba, president of Toyota North America, and U.S. sales chief Jim Lentz, are set to brief senior executives in Japan in advance of U.S. congressional hearings scheduled for later this month, according to Don Esmond, senior vice president of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Speaking on the sidelines of the National Automobile Dealers Associations convention in Orlando, Fla., Esmond said that he was "absolutely" confident that repairing accelerator pedals or replacing loose floor mats would address the risk of unintended acceleration. He also attested that Toyota's electronics system had been "thoroughly tested." [via wsj]

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