Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles

Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles

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Congress is considering legislation to strengthen federal regulation of auto safety. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.: Nat. Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA); (2) Fed. Oversight of Auto Safety: Sudden Acceleration Complaints; Audi Historical Precedents; Toyota-Related Complaints Since 2000; NHTSA Response to Toyota Complaints; (3) Toyota: Toyota Corp. Structure; Black Box Avail.; Recall Impact on Toyota Sales; Toyota Lobbying; (4) Policy Issues and the Congressional Response: Does NHTSA Have Enough Resources for Defects Investigation?; Is the Toyota Issue a Sign of Broader Problems Within the Auto Industry?; Are Electronics and Software Testing Stringent Enough?; Electronic Throttle Problems. Illustrations.About 2.3 million Toyota vehicles were recalled in the United States in late February for sticky pedal issues. ... Toyota said in a statement that the company acted to avoid prolonged litigation and to move forward on quality improvements. 36 Toyota on April 19, 2010, also announced it ... produce vehicles including the Sequoia, Tacoma, Venza, and Avalon.42 Toyota employs about 29, 000 U.S. workers, anbsp;...

Title:Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles
Author:Suzanne M. Kirchhoff
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-10


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