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    Report: Tesla Model S involved in 'unintended acceleration' incident [UPDATE]

    The words "unintended acceleration" have, in the last few years, been closely connected to Toyota. While today's news is just one case, it does attach the phrase to a new car, the Tesla Model S. Here's the situation. One Model S owner complained to NHTSA yesterday that his wife took the car for ...

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    Report: NHTSA sued over unintended acceleration probe of 2003 Toyota Prius

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was sued by an auto-safety firm over the federal regulator's probe into the possible case of unintended acceleration in a 2003 Toyota Prius, the New York Times said, citing legal documents filed by the firm. Massachusetts-based Safety ...

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    Report: NHTSA reviewing Honda Accord Hybrid sudden acceleration claim

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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary investigation in to mid-2000s Honda Accord and Civic hybrid models after receiving a complaint that originated from a fatal crash in July of 2005. ...

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    Japanese inventor makes gas and brake one pedal

    The interface between human and machine are often as much art as they are science. A prime example is the way automobiles are controlled, in particular acceleration and braking. While nearly all vehicles over the last several decades have used a pair of adjacent foot pedals to manage those ...

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    Model S gets software update to prevent unintended acceleration

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    Last week Tesla Motors filed an update to its original S-1 documents. The S-1 filing is a requirement as the company moves closer to its initial public offering (IPO). The update contained an abundance of new information such as the ...

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    Report: Toyota to replace pedals for owners not satisfied with fix

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    According to a Toyota memo first obtained by the New York Times and later reported by the Associated Press, Toyota is currently notifying dealers that a replacement pedal can be installed at no charge to owners of recalled ...

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    Local police agree, runaway Prius in NY caused by driver error

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    Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported its initial findings on the runaway Prius case in New York. The NHTSA disclosed information regarding its belief that the 2005 Prius involved in the suspected ...

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    Feds suggest driver error may have caused runaway Prius in NY

    Last week, we told you about an incident in New York involving unintended acceleration in a 2005 Toyota Prius. This accident occurred just after the high-profile case involving Jim Sikes and his Prius in San Diego, but, unlike that incident, where the car eventually came to a complete stop, the ...

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    Report: Investigators can't recreate speeding Prius incident, lawyer says, "So?"

    Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video
    The speeding Prius story is not done yet. Over the weekend, we heard that Toyota was pretty sure the brake override system in Jim Sikes' Prius should have kicked in to slow the speeding car down and that this is exactly what ...

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    Report: Unintended acceleration Prius case gets twist involving debt, technology

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    The unintended acceleration case of the second-generation Prius belonging to James Sikes now officially has an interesting backstory. Apparently, according to USAToday, Sikes' "case against Toyota is starting to look shaky." ...

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    Is the cause of runaway Prius stories ... other runaway Prius stories?

    Second-gen Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following weeks of bad news for Toyota involving brake and acceleration problems and millions of recalled vehicles, something kind of strange happened: a second-gen Prius, which had been recalled because there was a potential ...

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    Report: Feds probing Prius' unintended acceleration incident, no new recall issued

    The fall-out of yesterday's Toyota Prius unintended acceleration incident in California – a car got up to speeds of over 90 miles per hour in a 20-minute event – now includes an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA has dispatched two investigators ...

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    Second-gen Prius involved in unintended acceleration incident in CA *UPDATE

    Amid all of its other problems recently, Toyota is trying to figure out what, exactly, is wrong with the brakes on the Prius. An incident on the San Diego County freeway makes it look like the second-generation Prius might (repeat, might) be involved in the unintended acceleration issue that has ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota temporarily halts sales of selected models, Prius not affected *UPDATE

    Toyota has announced that it will halt sales of eight models due to its ongoing problems with unintended acceleration. The hot-selling Prius hybrid is not included in the sales suspension, though the Camry and Highlander (we'll update when we hear if this also *UPDATE: The sales stoppage does not ...


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