Toyota”s top U.S. sales execs are planning to tell Congress that it fully believes that faulty electronics are not to blame for the recent unintended acceleration issues in its vehicles. This conclusion comes as the result of 11,000 hours of testing and analysis by Toyota of its electronic throttle controls.
Despite safety groups pointing their fingers at electronics, President of Toyota Motor Sales USA Jim Lentz has said that he “˜remains confident” that electronics are not at the route of the issue.
A House committee hearing is set for Thursday in order to review complaints of electronic issues in Toyotas. The hearing comes after Toyota paid a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response to an accelerator pedal recall.
– By: Stephen Calogera