WP: U.S. report finds no electronic flaws in Toyotas that would cause acceleration

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    Feb 09, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/08/AR2011020800540.html

    Government investigators have rejected claims that electronic defects caused Toyota cars and trucks to accelerate out of control, a finding released Tuesday that offers a measure of long-awaited vindication for the world's largest automaker and shifts blame to the drivers who reported the incidents.
  • rnch

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    Feb 09, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    no su-prise to me.

    anyone who has the time to call 911 about his toyota accelerating out of control, much less recording it on their cell phone to post it on youtube, is obviously FAKING IT icon_exclaim.gif
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    Feb 09, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    I always found this very fishy.
  • rnch

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    Feb 09, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    i have enough faith and confidence in toyota that i popped for a new camry 2 months ago!

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    Feb 09, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    As some car mechanic told me, Japanese cars are the best bet for the long haul. American cars are great when you first buy them, then they break down quicker. I spent close to 10k on my last Ford before I gave up on it. It was great for the first 5 years though.