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Toyota planted driver error story? 


Reports that driver error was the cause of the vast majority of Toyota's accelerator problems
have been dismissed by a key government agency as "planted".

Widespread speculation has centred on initial findings from the US Department of Transportation (DOT),
of which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part, that drivers have been to blame
for the unintended acceleration by pressing wrong pedals.

However, the NHTSA, the body responsible for examining the Toyota pedal problems in the US,
has firmly rebutted claims the story came from the safety organisation.

"That story was planted by Toyota," an NHTSA spokeswoman in Washington told just-auto.
"Toyota is the source - yes we know that for definite.

"It is the Toyota PR machine. We knew they were going to put it out."

I have a theory and I'd bet money on it:

I'll bet the NHTSA has concluded that driver error cause the majority of those "accidents"
but the government has refused to release those findings so Toyota, out of frustration, did.

I don't know why our government is trying to hang Toyota, but it seems clear they are.
Their language is obviously adversarial - why does it need to be?

Why can't our government just list the facts?
Why can't they release their damn findings?
Is it their intention to drag this out as long as possible?

<>Cheeses, it only takes about a year to pick up pieces of a plane from the floor of
the ocean and determine the cause for the crash - why can't they do it with a Camry
that's been sitting in their lab since 2006?


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