Toyota are facing many lawsuits for unintended acceleration which may have (or not, you never know what law firm is reading this site!) caused the deaths of many people. However, let’s hope Emily Harris doesn’t get litigious.
London’s Daily Express reports that the 19 year old from the UK was refused her driving test, which left her a crying wreck. The reason? The examiner would not go in Miss Harris’s car. It was a Toyota Aygo.
The Driving Standard’s Agency had issued a warning at the beginning of the Toyota recall that examiners should not test anyone in a car subject to a safety scare. The Aygo “was not one of those with reported accelerator problems,” the Daily Express can’t help to note.
The DSA apologised to Miss Harris and offered her a free test. Their position against scary vehicles remains. A DSA spokesperson said: “We have a list of vehicles which are subject to a recall and we use the information provided by the manufacturers.”
Emily Harris, who is pregnant, said “I felt stressed, anxious and very badly let down.” Maybe it’s better that the test didn’t go ahead. Is there a land speed record for a birth?