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.http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2010-02-26-toyota26_ST_N.htm
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?