Here's The Repair Process For Toyota Accelerator Pedals

Here's The Repair Process For Toyota Accelerator Pedals

The Providence Journal of Rhode Island filmed a service director at a Toyota dealership fixing an accelerator pedal. If you own one of the recalled models, Consumer Reports’ Cars blog recommends that you learn the warning signs of pedal trouble and get to a dealership as soon as possible if you notice any of them. [More]

Was Fatal Car Accident Caused By Stuck Toyota Accelerator?

Was Fatal Car Accident Caused By Stuck Toyota Accelerator?

Police in Southlake, Tex. are investigating whether a fatal automobile accident could have been caused by the same mechanical issue that led to the recall of 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles and multiple fatal accidents in the U.S., including one involving a California Highway Patrol officer and his family. In the accident on Saturday morning, police say that the vehicle ran a stop sign, hit a tree and a fence, and drove into a pond. Two people were killed, and two were injured. [More]

41% Of Sudden Acceleration Complaints Are Toyotas. That's A Lot.

41% Of Sudden Acceleration Complaints Are Toyotas. That's A Lot.

Here’s a beauty contest you don’t want to win: 41% of the 2008 model safety complaints about “sudden acceleration” problems were for Toyota and Lexus models. That would be the same complaint lodged by that California family this summer when they crashed into a highway barrier at 120 mph when their loaner car wouldn’t stop speeding up, if they were still alive to make it. [More]

Toyota Says It's Not Hiding Anything In Runaway Cars Investigation

Toyota Says It's Not Hiding Anything In Runaway Cars Investigation

One of Toyota’s execs said today that the company isn’t covering up information about its suddenly accelerating cars, but the Department of Transportation doesn’t seem to agree.