LaHood http://michiganradio.org en Federal government to release Toyota unintended acceleration results http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-government-release-toyota-unintended-acceleration-results <p>Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will reveal the results Tuesday afternoon of a year-long NASA investigation into claims of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles.</p><p>Toyota recalled millions of vehicles last year – many because of the potential for loose floor mats to entrap the gas pedal.&nbsp; In other cases, the gas pedal wouldn’t fully release.</p><p>But hundreds of lawsuits allege that Toyota vehicles can also speed out of control because something is wrong with the electronic throttle control system, perhaps due to electromagnetic interference – a problem NASA knows a lot about.</p><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a preliminary report last year suggesting that in some cases, the sudden acceleration was the fault of drivers, because they hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.</p><p>Toyota says it has failed to find any problems with its electronic throttle control systems. &nbsp;The company did pay record fines last year for delaying recalls. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:03:46 +0000 Tracy Samilton 1193 at http://michiganradio.org