Toyota must furnish information about brake-override systems used in its older model vehicles, and lay out the details of the role that was played by a consulting firm in the investigation into unintended acceleration. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and chairman of the oversight and investigations panel Rep. Bart Stupak so notified Toyota by way of a letter.
The information requested from Toyota regarding engineering and research firm Exponent Inc. was made after Exponent has been less than cooperative with Reps. Stupak and Waxman.
Results of tests conducted by Exponent have been cited by Toyota in its determination that electronic flaws were not at the root of the unintended acceleration issues.
-By: Stephen Calogera
Source: Automotive News