Toyota says unintended accelerations were caused by drivers stepping on the wrong pedal

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

A Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman said that its investigations of unintended acceleration cases found that "virtually all" were caused by drivers stepping on the wrong pedal. In the past year, Toyota has recalled over 8 million vehicles worldwide for defects such as pedals that stuck or snagged on floor mats.

US auto-safety regulators have started their investigation but have yet to release their findings. Since March, Toyota has reviewed about 2,000 reports of unintended acceleration.

Toyota has been analyzing information from event-data recorders when the incidents involved crashes, according to Mike Michels, a Toyota spokesman in Torrance, Calif.

He said that they found many causes: pedal entrapment, sticky pedal, other foreign objects in the car's and "pedal misapplication."

In response to a question on the number of crashes related to stepping on the accelerator rather than the brake, Michels said, "Virtually all."

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's analysis of Toyota data recorders found cases in which throttles were open and brakes hadn't been deployed. NHTSA has yet to comment on this report.

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