Dateline 2/5/2010 -SRS Report on Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration. (Download)
Dateline 2/5/2010 -QCSC Report false Toyota’s electronic throttle control system. (Download)
Study reveals electronic throttle is probable cause of Toyota unintended acceleration problems
A new scientific study published by Quality Control Systems Corporation of Crownsville Maryland has found substantial evidence that the sudden, unintended acceleration problem that has plagued so many vehicle models for years is linked to Toyota electronic throttle control system (ETCS-i).
The study, conducted by Randy and Alice Whitfield, sought to test
That QCS report found that, contrary to
“The report also finds the proportion of reported speed control failures among complaints in the non-recalled Toyota Camrys with electronic throttle control compared to the recalled Camrys with electronic throttle control particularly troubling,” said Safety Research & Strategies, Inc.
For more than 10 years, owners of certain
In addressing the issue,
The highly publicized case of a California Highway Patrol officer and three of his family members who died in a runaway Lexus in August 2009 finally prompted
Responding to pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
“On the basis of the consumer complaint data, we believe there is evidence both to question and to reject this hypothesis for the recalled vehicles in our study,” the OCS report said.
The report also casts new light on he complaint patterns linked to some specific Toyota models with ETCS-i in their engines compared to the very same models without ETCS-I. The troubling results of the study also reveal that even among non-recalled models, complaints about acceleration problems were reported at a higher rate in the 3 models containing ETCS-i.