Toyota says fixes are working on recalled vehicles

It was reported last week that the Department of Transportation is hearing back from Toyota owners who say they are still experiencing unintended acceleration issues after their recalled vehicles were fixed by Toyota dealerships.

During a press event yesterday, Toyota said that the fixes being made to correct the unintended acceleration in millions of recalled vehicles are sufficient and are working.

Officials said that they are willing to bring in as many independent researchers as needed to resolve the issue for once and for all.

“We don’t think there is a ghost issue out there,” said Kristen Tabar, general manager of electronic systems at the Toyota Technical Center. “We need to verify claims, facts and evidence. Until we do that, we can’t say there is nothing.”

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide to fix sticky pedal and floor mats that could trap the gas pedal and hold it down.

– By: Omar Rana

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