Toyota Fix Fixes Nothing

The acclaimed fix to all accelerator problems for Japanese carmaker Toyota, installed these days in affected vehicles seems to be worthless, as more and more reports come to say the cars still accelerate on their own, despite the repairs.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), cited by MSNBC, an small investigation into the matter has started, "to get to the bottom of the problem and to make sure Toyota is doing everything possible to make its vehicles safe."

"If Toyota owners are still experiencing sudden acceleration incidents after taking their cars to the dealership, we want to know about it," David Strickland, NHTSA administrator told the source.

One of the people still confronted with the problem is 49-year old Stewart Stogel, whose 2009 Camry got a life of its own five days after receiving the fix.

"At first the brakes didn't engage at all," Stogel told MSNBC. "Just as I approached Terrace Avenue, the wheels were able to get some traction, and all of the sudden the engine did disengage."

If proved to be correct, the new reports do nothing but further add fuel to the fire and point, even more, to another type of problem in Toyota vehicles, a problem of a more... electric nature. Toyota keeps saying that either mechanical problems, or the drivers themselves, who press the wrong pedals, are to blame for the accidents.

So far, NHTSA has linked 52 deaths to accelerator issues in Toyota vehicles.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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