unintended acceleration http://michiganradio.org en Toyota's electronics exonerated in unintended acceleration claims http://michiganradio.org/post/toyotas-electronics-exonerated-unintended-acceleration-claims <p><em>"The jury is back, the verdict is in."</em></p><p>That’s how <a href="http://fastlane.dot.gov/2011/02/nhtsa-nasa-toyota-study-finds-no-electronic-causes-of-unintended-acceleration.html">Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood</a> announced that faulty electronics played no role in cases of unintended acceleration in Toyota cars.&nbsp;&nbsp;It’s unequivocal good news for a company attempting to rebuild its reputation.</p><p>Last year, Toyota recalled <a href="http://www.toyota.com/recall/pedal.html">millions of its cars for gas pedal defects</a> that could cause unintended acceleration.</p><p>Those recalls shook the company’s reputation for safety like an earthquake.</p><p>Dean Stewart is Service Manager for Victory Toyota in Canton, Michigan. The dealership's huge - and nearly empty - service garage, has only one car on a lift that was brought in under a recall.&nbsp; But last year at this time, the place was bustling:</p><blockquote><p>"I mean we were open 7 days a week, we had two shifts, we were working 90 hours a week just to make sure we could take care of our customers," says Stewart. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:54:48 +0000 Tracy Samilton 1217 at http://michiganradio.org Toyota's electronics exonerated in unintended acceleration claims