U.S. to show the findings of its long awaited review of Toyota throttles

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 8, 2011

Obama administration announced that it will release on Tuesday the findings of its long awaited review of Toyota’s electronic throttles that caused the unintended acceleration. According to Transportation Department, in the early stages of this investigation it had not uncovered any systematic defect in the software driven systems found in the Toyota or Lexus vehicles.

Regarding the final conclusions, the Obama administration didn’t want to give any details about the final conclusions on Monday.

For those who don’t know, the safety investigators and space agency engineers spent 10 months in order to investigate Toyota’s unintended acceleration issue. As you may know already, Toyota was affected by two big recalls in 2009 and 2010 over unintended acceleration.

The review of the Japanese manufacturer was also started due to the fact that the regulators were accused that they did not unintended acceleration.

Toyota recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide, and said that the unintended acceleration was linked to equipment and mechanical problems with accelerator pedals and floormats. [via autonews - sub. required]

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