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After investigating more than 4,000 vehicles where owners reported unintended acceleration issues, Toyota engineers have found not one case where the evidence would suggest faulty electronics were to blame. Instead, Toyota quality assurance teams dispatched to meet with owners and investigate cars found that highly publicized recalls had not been made and that floor mats had been stacked on top of each other – a common cause of sticking accelerator pedals. In a conference call yesterday, Bob Waltz, U.S. VP of product quality and service commented that in other cases the data recorders showed that the the vehicle operator had incorrectly applied the throttle, rather than the brakes.

Over the past year Toyota issued recalls for over 8 million vehicles for supposed unintended acceleration resulting from floor mat issues and a faulty accelerator pedal. The recalls were highly publicized in a sensationalistic report by ABC news and in hearings before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, both of which centered around an engineer hired by Safety Research & Strategies Inc., a company that produces data used by companies (including Allstate) suing Toyota.

In a bid to reassure consumers after the fake-news fiasco, Toyota has made the bold move of installing a new brake override system on 84 percent of it's vehicles on sale int he U.S. and has said it will be the first automaker to have the system in all of its vehicles.

More: Toyota Finds No Electronic Throttle Flaw After Investigating 4,000 Vehicles on AutoGuide.com
 

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Finally the truth comes out

YES. See I said it, I said it till I was blue in the face that it was THE CONSUMERS FAULT FOR THEIR STUPIDITY. But everyone was all like ' oh we have to be sensitive to these people and they must have been scared when that happened to them ... etc...." Look I'm am the biggest anti-establishment dude in the world I can't stand seeing people taken advantage of especially by companies, but COME ON PEOPLE I can smell BS when I hear it. Are we so naive we keep falling for these sensationalized stories and ignoring the real issues? We must all start using logic and stop throwing our hearts at every story the media puts in front of us.

Good to see the truth finally came forward here though as I knew it would. And as for me I drive a Toyota day in and day out so I know the quality and workmanship and I for one appreciate it when a company puts my hard earned money to good use in giving me a product I can rely on and I could never say that about any one of my many other cars I've owned, so I like to give credit where credit is due and it is due to Toyota for quality workmanship, I think we can all attest to that on here.
 

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^ Agreed. The only problem is the driver. I didn't bother with any of the recalls.
 

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Every one who supposedly had that "issue" wit the the acceleration pedal sticking should go to hell and burn and really learn how to control their feet and re-learn witch is brake and acceleration.. TOYOTA IS THE BEST:thumbsup:
 
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