Toyota Investigates Post-Fix Unintended Acceleration

Taking note of the increasing number of reports claiming the unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles did not magically go away after the carmaker applied its acclaimed fix, the Japanese manufacturer announced today it is looking into the matter with the help of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) has received verifiable information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about some vehicles whose owners have reported unintended acceleration after receiving the accelerator pedal recall remedies," Toyota say in a release.

"As soon as Toyota received the vehicle owner information from NHTSA, it moved quickly to evaluate the vehicles and interview the owners."

The news about continuing problems in fixed Toyota and Lexus vehicles surfaced after NHTSA announced it began 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."

Apparently, Toyota is aware of some type of glitch with the fix, as it says in the statement released yesterday "as NHTSA is now reviewing the results of our evaluations, it is inappropriate for Toyota to provide specific information about the company’s conclusions."

Then, the manufacturer changes its mind and adds "no evidence of a failure of the vehicle electronic throttle control system, the recent recall remedies or the brake override feature" has been found. Even more, towards the end of the release, Toyota says what in the beginning called "verifiable information" is actually "unverifiable or lacks the vehicle owner information required to facilitate follow-up."

Undoubtedly, there's more to come on the subject, as it does nothing but point, once again, to a problem either than mechanical in the recalled vehicles.
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