Currently reading: Toyota investigates complaints
But manufacturer insists modifications resolve problems
Autocar
News
1 min read
8 March 2010

Toyota is investigating claims from US car owners that cars that have been recalled and remedied are still suffering incidents of unintended acceleration.

A statement from the manufacturer said: "Although these reports involve a tiny fraction of the more than one million vehicles dealers have repaired to date, Toyota takes them very seriously."

Toyota's investigations are now being evaluated by US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but the company said that it found no evidence of a failure of the throttle control system, brake override feature or in the actual work carried out as part of the massive recall campaign.

A statement from Toyota concluded: "Toyota is confident that the rigorously tested accelerator pedal remedies and the bake override feature are effective and firmly believes that, with these remedies, its vehicles are among the safest on the road."

Twitter - follow autocar.co.ukSee all the latest Toyota reviews, news and video

Advertisement
Advertisement

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Mini JCW GP 2020 UK first drive review - hero front
    6 July 2020
    First Drive
    The fastest production Mini yet has 302bhp, a 0-62mph time of just 5.2sec and...
  • Ford Kuga 2020 road test review - hero front
    3 July 2020
    Car review
    SUV practicality, Focus underpinnings, plug-in hybrid tech: is this another...
  • Alpina B3 2020 first drive review - hero front
    3 July 2020
    First Drive
    Bavaria's alternative M3 gets an added injection of performance and...

Join the debate

Comments
4

8 March 2010

I always thought Toyota would be fine after this debacle died down, especially outside of N. America, but if this is true, well, I think the repercussions will be far more serious and long-lasting

8 March 2010

toyota are fooked

8 March 2010

Toyota were perfectly healthy company before they sold cars in the US, they should just stop offering cars to the Americans.

9 March 2010

This is an interesting crisis, I'm really looking forward to news of the first corporate hari-kari from the Toyota boardroom.

Let's see how much they really care about the brand.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Mini JCW GP 2020 UK first drive review - hero front
    6 July 2020
    First Drive
    The fastest production Mini yet has 302bhp, a 0-62mph time of just 5.2sec and...
  • Ford Kuga 2020 road test review - hero front
    3 July 2020
    Car review
    SUV practicality, Focus underpinnings, plug-in hybrid tech: is this another...
  • Alpina B3 2020 first drive review - hero front
    3 July 2020
    First Drive
    Bavaria's alternative M3 gets an added injection of performance and...