The Truth About Cars » Sudden Unintended Acceleration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Lost In Translation: Toyota Threatens To Sue CNN Over Memogate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lost-in-translation-toyota-threatens-to-sue-cnn-over-memogate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lost-in-translation-toyota-threatens-to-sue-cnn-over-memogate/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:40:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433507 Toyota says that a group of trial lawyers that sue Toyota for money “manufacture controversy where none exists and use media outlets like CNN as tools to serve their narrow, self-interested agenda.” Toyota thinks that “CNN is party of and party to an attempt by lawyers suing Toyota for money to manufacture doubt about the […]

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Toyota says that a group of trial lawyers that sue Toyota for money “manufacture controversy where none exists and use media outlets like CNN as tools to serve their narrow, self-interested agenda.” Toyota thinks that “CNN is party of and party to an attempt by lawyers suing Toyota for money to manufacture doubt about the […]

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Review: Toyota Under Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/review-toyota-under-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/review-toyota-under-fire/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391861 Has it really been a year since the United States tore itself apart in a frenzy over the possibility that Toyota’s might suddenly accelerate out of control? So intense was the furor over Toyota’s alleged misdeeds, that it seems like the whole scandal occurred only yesterday, yet the brevity of the crisis already gives it […]

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Has it really been a year since the United States tore itself apart in a frenzy over the possibility that Toyota’s might suddenly accelerate out of control? So intense was the furor over Toyota’s alleged misdeeds, that it seems like the whole scandal occurred only yesterday, yet the brevity of the crisis already gives it […]

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Toyota’s Sudden Acceleration: Stop Walking Along The Road Immediately! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/toyota%e2%80%99s-sudden-acceleration-stop-walking-along-the-road-immediately/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/toyota%e2%80%99s-sudden-acceleration-stop-walking-along-the-road-immediately/#comments Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:29:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368488 Remember Toyota’s alleged sudden acceleration? And the hysteria surrounding it? Dubious databases were searched for dead bodies. The Secretary of Transportation himself recommended to stop driving your Toyota, and to drive it to the dealer instead – very carefully. Luckless swing club entrepreneurs took to driving a Prius instead, brakes smoking. Lawyers around the nation […]

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Remember Toyota’s alleged sudden acceleration? And the hysteria surrounding it? Dubious databases were searched for dead bodies. The Secretary of Transportation himself recommended to stop driving your Toyota, and to drive it to the dealer instead – very carefully. Luckless swing club entrepreneurs took to driving a Prius instead, brakes smoking. Lawyers around the nation […]

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Nikkei: Toyota Not Out Of The Woods http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/nikkei-toyota-not-out-of-the-woods/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/nikkei-toyota-not-out-of-the-woods/#comments Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:42:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362790 The Nikkei [sub] reminds Toyota fanpersons and Toyota haters alike that Toyota “still faces uncertain times despite the preliminary findings of a U.S. Transportation Department investigation that indicate driver error may have been a contributing factor.” You mean, that wasn’t the fat lady? You mean, we have to wait for someone more obese? The DOT […]

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The Nikkei [sub] reminds Toyota fanpersons and Toyota haters alike that Toyota “still faces uncertain times despite the preliminary findings of a U.S. Transportation Department investigation that indicate driver error may have been a contributing factor.” You mean, that wasn’t the fat lady? You mean, we have to wait for someone more obese? The DOT […]

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NHTSA: Never Mind Throttle-Gate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/nhtsa-never-mind-throttle-gate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/nhtsa-never-mind-throttle-gate/#comments Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:54:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360911 So far, it had only been the usual people “familiar with the findings” that whispered to the WSJ that the NHTSA has found bupkis in their search for the ghosts in Toyota’s machines, and that there is growing suspicion of the NHTSA that it could have been the wrong foot on the wrong pedal again. […]

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So far, it had only been the usual people “familiar with the findings” that whispered to the WSJ that the NHTSA has found bupkis in their search for the ghosts in Toyota’s machines, and that there is growing suspicion of the NHTSA that it could have been the wrong foot on the wrong pedal again. […]

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At Toyota Europe, Silence Is Golden http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/at-toyota-europe-silence-is-golden/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/at-toyota-europe-silence-is-golden/#comments Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:05:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360887 On the back of the news from the NHTSA that they can’t find evidence of Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA) electronic gremlins, you’d think that Toyota would be feeling smug about themselves. You’d want to shout this from the rooftops, wouldn’t you? “It’s the drivers, stupid!” If I were Akio Toyoda, I’d show this to Bob […]

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On the back of the news from the NHTSA that they can’t find evidence of Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA) electronic gremlins, you’d think that Toyota would be feeling smug about themselves. You’d want to shout this from the rooftops, wouldn’t you? “It’s the drivers, stupid!” If I were Akio Toyoda, I’d show this to Bob […]

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YATUASU: Yet Another Toyota Unintended Acceleration Story Update http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/yatuasu-yet-another-toyota-unintended-acceleration-story-update/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/yatuasu-yet-another-toyota-unintended-acceleration-story-update/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353234 A few weeks ago, I wrote about how cynical I was becoming about the sudden SUA syndrome with Toyota and how I found it amazing how quite a lot of these cases involve our more “mature” members of society. I used the story of Miss Myrna Marseilles, 76, who crashed her 2009 Toyota Camry (which was […]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how cynical I was becoming about the sudden SUA syndrome with Toyota and how I found it amazing how quite a lot of these cases involve our more “mature” members of society. I used the story of Miss Myrna Marseilles, 76, who crashed her 2009 Toyota Camry (which was […]

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Toyota: The Battle Of The Papers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyota-the-battle-of-the-papers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyota-the-battle-of-the-papers/#comments Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:17:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345288 The Toyota case is heading towards hearings in DC and to courts all over the country. Both sides are putting heavy artillery in position. Both sides of the SUA wars commission heavy caliber studies – both with inconclusive results. Toyota funded a study into the electronics in its vehicles. Before that, a group of lawyers […]

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The Toyota case is heading towards hearings in DC and to courts all over the country. Both sides are putting heavy artillery in position. Both sides of the SUA wars commission heavy caliber studies – both with inconclusive results. Toyota funded a study into the electronics in its vehicles. Before that, a group of lawyers […]

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