Toyota Electronic Throttle Systems | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
The U.S. Government’s investigation into the sudden acceleration problems in many Toyota vehicles has produced no evidence of faulty electronics in any of the 58 crashed Toyotas that it examined. Federal regulators recently released a report on the vehicles, saying that only one of the vehicles had an accelerator that became stuck under a floor mat and that none of the other vehicles had gas pedals that became stuck or went back into position too slowly. Although the investigation is ongoing, the early evidence is troubling as Toyota has recalled around nine million vehicles to correct floor mats and sticky accelerator pedals.
The U.S. government is currently looking at what is, to many, a common-sense proposal for modern vehicle safety: brake override systems on all new Toyota vehicles equipped with electronic throttle systems.