Originally Posted by CheckBlueGT
Wait a minute. I just remember the Toyota unintended acceleration case that killed or injured 400 people.
but it is a little old news as Toyota last had an incident over 5 years ago
The most prominent incidents of sudden unintended acceleration recently took place from 2000-2010 in Toyota and Lexus vehicles, resulting in as many as 89 deaths and 52 injuries. The NHTSA first opened an auto defect investigation into Toyota vehicles in 2004, but the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) within the NHTSA closed the investigation citing inconclusive evidence. Toyota also claimed that no defects existed and that the electronic control systems within the vehicles were unable to fail in a way that would result in an acceleration surge. More investigations were made but were unsuccessful in finding any defect until April 2008, when it was discovered that the driver side trim on a 2004 Toyota Sienna could come loose and prevent the accelerator pedal from returning to its fully closed position. It was later discovered that both the electronic control systems and the floor mats of the affected Toyota vehicles could cause them to accelerate suddenly, and that Toyota had known about these problems but had misled consumers and continued to manufacture defective cars. In March 2014, the Department of Justice issued 1.2 billion dollars in financial penalties against Toyota in a deferred prosecution agreement.
2006: The 2004 model year Ford Mustang Cobra was recalled by Ford for accelerator pedals that failed to return to idle after being fully pressed.
2008: Incidents involving the 2005 Kia Amanti
and Kia Sephia
had been reported that were preceded by a racing or highly revving engine.
2009: Toyota Avalon displays unintended acceleration without floor mat; observed by dealer.
2009: Chase Weir's experience with sudden acceleration in his Ford Explorer while driving on a freeway was reported by a number of news organisations, along with the released 000 emergency recordings of the incident.
2009-2010: Several vehicles were recalled in the 2009–2010 Toyota vehicle recalls
, which resulted in suspension of production and sales of many of Toyota's most popular models, including the Toyota Corolla
, Toyota Camry
, Toyota Tacoma
pickups, Toyota Avalon
, Toyota Matrix
, Pontiac Vibe
, and more.
2016: Tesla Model X
although the manufacturer claims the vehicle logs showed that the accelerator pedal had been depressed to 100% by the driver.
in the last 5 years only tesla have a possible case of unintended acceleration