Friday, February 26, 2010


Toyota officials muddied the water further this week as lawmakers and regulators sought answers about hundreds of the automaker's still-unresolved unintended acceleration reports, say members of Congress.

In two days of congressional hearings, Toyota sought to assure that electronics are not the culprit and that its recalls in recent months of 8 million vehicles, because gas pedals may stick open, have solved the problem. "This week's hearings have raised as many questions as they have answered," says Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., a member of the House Energy committee. "By Toyota USA's own admission, the non-electronic quick fixes that Toyota's first recalls indicated are not sufficient to prevent these very dangerous incidents."

At least 20 people died so that Toyota could save $100 million by recalling the floor mats rather than the brake system.

Shouldn't someone have been arrested by now?

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