Unintended Acceleration - Toyota Parts Blog

Toyota responded to the ever growing black cloud that ABC television casted upon them with there news report mentioned in the last blog.On Fri Oct 30 we are sending a letter to Lexus and Toyota owners about a defect on certain models.The defect is the potential for an unsecured floor-mat or incompatible one that can get caught under the gas pedal causing the engine to race.An interim precaution is to remove the drivers floor-mat completely until Toyota can come up with a permanent solution.
Six times in the past six years NHTSA has undertaken an big review of allegations of unintended acceleration on Toyota and Lexus vehicles and all six times they closed the review without finding and electronic malfunction.It will be interesting to see what Toyota will do to remedy this situation once and for all.

Written by Tom Blackman