WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department says it's
looking into complaints from some Toyota owners who say they're
still having trouble with unintended acceleration after their
recalled cars were repaired.
The complaints raise new questions about whether Toyota's remedy
will solve the problem. David Strickland, the administrator of the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says if Toyota
owners are still experiencing sudden acceleration incidents after
taking their cars to the dealership, "we want to know about it."
NHTSA has linked 52 deaths to crashes allegedly caused by
Toyota's acceleration problems. The company has blamed mechanical
causes or drivers pressing the wrong pedal and repaired about 1
million vehicles, but has said it is looking into electronics as a
Toyota did not immediately comment on the new complaints.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)