Toyota investigating causes of a Camry accident in Utah

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 18, 2010

Toyota Motor Corp. is investigating an accident on Nov. 5 that killed the driver and a passenger when a Toyota Camry crashed into a rock wall in Utah.

The Associated Press reported that according to police, the survivors said that the accelerator pedal may have been stuck, causing the sedan to speed out of control.

In the last year, Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles over concerns about unintentional acceleration. One remedy had repaired floor mats that could jam the gas pedal into an open throttle position.

Another remedy fixed a sticky accelerator pedal that could stay partially depressed. The report revealed further that the 2008 Camry involved in the Utah accident was affected by both recalls. However, Utah investigators did not immediately know whether it had gone through repairs.

Toyota released a statement that it’s still too early to determine the cause of the crash. The AP said that police has not yet come to any conclusions.

Toyota said that numerous initial reports on incidents involving its vehicles have “involved speculation and premature conclusions that proved to be inaccurate following a review of the facts.” Local police said that there were skid marks indicating that the brakes were working and that the driver had attempted to stop. [via autonews - sub. required]

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