A recent article in U.S. News and World Report stated that even after recalled Toyota cars had been repaired, some drivers were still reporting that their cars accelerated on their own, and that brake action was delayed for several seconds.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking for Toyota drivers who have had trouble with their cars after they were fixed to contact them since they are in the process of compiling statistics about the severity of the sudden acceleration problem.
Our firm has written extensively about this car safety issue and it seems as though Toyota can’t give us a straight answer as to what’s causing some of their cars to speed up suddenly on the road.
Toyota first reported that effected cars were being repaired properly, and that it was simply an equipment failure (accelerator pedals, floor mats) that had nothing to do with the electronic system. Others allege the issue is connected with the electronic throttle control system.
The fact remains that someone driving along Interstate 95 (I-95) or I-295 could get into a major wreck and suffer a serious personal injury due to sudden acceleration.
If a personal injury should occur as a result of Toyota cars having been fixed but then continuing to unintentionally accelerate, you may need a personal injury attorney who has experience in legal matters regarding both car accidents and product recall to help file a claim.