sudden acceleration

 
Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X 'sudden acceleration' before crash

Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X 'sudden acceleration' before crash

It started with a post two days ago on the owners' forum on the Tesla Motors website. In it, an owner with the user name "Puzant" claimed that a five-day-old Tesla Model X electric SUV had accelerated out of control while parking. Yesterday, Tesla denied that claim, and issued a statement saying... read more

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2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

Photos: Padgett's Post-Recall Prius Pedal, Accelerator Shortened

While the dust is now settling on a year's worth of recalls by a beleagured Toyota, the company is still working to modify millions of vehicles that are potentially involved... read more August 31, 2010 by 0


 
VW GOLF TDI_7

Car Batteries, Diesel Golfs, Prius Crashes: What's the Link?

Like many site editors, we read our traffic stats religiously. Perhaps unlike other site editors, ours frequently make us laugh. We try to provide practical information on... read more July 1, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Tesla Roadster, Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, CA

Does Tesla's Toyota Deal Change Everything For Electric Cars?

The surprise partnership between Tesla Motors and Toyota announced two weeks ago generated a lot of head-scratching. The big question is, What does Toyota get out of the... read more June 1, 2010 by 3


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Owners Are Sensible and Level-Headed, In Other Words

Ah, yes, it must be about time for another outburst of Prius stereotyping. Three, two, one ... there! Did you hear it? Over there, in the slightly shrill tones of the... read more April 26, 2010 by 0


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

U.S. DoT Asks Scientists, NASA To Probe Toyota Acceleration

In the face of continuing suggestions that random electronic interference may be causing unintended acceleration in the Toyota Prius and other vehicles, the U.S. Department... read more March 30, 2010 by 0


 
2008 Toyota Prius

Those Two So-Called Runaway Prius Cases? Cars Not At Fault

We thought we should provide a short update on two highly publicized so-called "runaway Toyota Prius" cases, one in San Diego and one in Harrison, New York. The reputed... read more March 22, 2010 by 1


 
2005 Toyota Prius

The Punching Bag Hits Back: Prius Crash Was Driver Error, Toyota Says

Few automotive engineers believe in so-called "sudden acceleration". But until recently, there's been no way to determine what a driver what doing when he (or she) swears... read more March 19, 2010 by 50


 
2008 Toyota Prius

The Strange Saga of Sikes and His Suddenly Accelerating Prius

As we've noted before, so-called sudden acceleration is a confusing, messy, and very uncertain subject. Now a certain San Diego citizen seems to be caught in the cross-hairs... read more March 16, 2010 by 3


 
2010 Toyota Prius side

2010 Toyota Prius Reigns As Japan Sales Champ Despite Recalls

Unlike some of its Toyota brethren, the 2010 Prius hybrid was never pulled off sale due to recalls. But U.S. sales fell 6.1% in February anyway, against the previous month... read more March 12, 2010 by 1


 
2008 Toyota Prius Touring

2004-2009 Toyota Prius Recall Will Reshape Accelerator Pedal

Owners of Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid model who thought they'd escaped the rash of Toyota recalls need to think again. The company is working on a fix to reshape accelerator... read more March 9, 2010 by 16


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Recall Guide: Sudden Acceleration & Brake Safety

With news this morning of yet another potential Toyota safety problem (steering in 2009 and 2010 Corolla models), it's increasingly hard to keep track of which models are... read more February 9, 2010 by 8


 
2010 Toyota Prius

RECALL: 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS250h For ABS Software Update

As expected, Toyota has announced a recall for its 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h models to update the anti-lock braking system (ABS) software. The new software... read more February 9, 2010 by 2


 
2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

UPDATE: Braking Issue In 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid, Recall TBD

UPDATE: The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a formal inquiry into the brakes of the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid. It has now received 124... read more February 4, 2010 by 7


 
2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Grille

UPDATE: Toyota Admits Braking Problems, On 2010 Prius Only

Things are moving fast in the land of Toyota safety issues and recalls. Yesterday, we told you that the 2010 Toyota Prius was being investigated for braking problems in... read more February 4, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Is Woz's Prius Acceleration Just Toyota's Wacky Adaptive Cruise?

UPDATE, February 8, 2009: Speaking in a sort-of-webchat on Digg, Toyota president Jim Lentz said of the Woz complaint, "We are working with him on the operation of the cruise... read more February 3, 2010 by 16


 

 
 

 
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