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Government Weighs Requiring Brake Overrides

The Obama administration is dealing necessitating all cars and trucks which were sold in the U.S. to have brakes which can control gas pedals in order to prevent sudden acceleration issues like those which resulted in reports of deaths and the recall or withdrawal of millions of Toyotas was done.

The government said that there were 52 reported deaths associated with runaway (uncontrolled) Toyota vehicles. A reliable recall system is important to U.S. Motorists, decreasing anxieties generated by the Toyota acceleration reports.

Multiple recalls have ruined Toyota’s reputation and set the settings for more number of deaths and injury lawsuits during criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, a study by the Securities and Exchange Commission and more examination from the Transportation Department. From September, Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles which are nearly 6 million in the U.S. The rivals of Toyota, General Motors and Ford reported healthy profits. As an attempt to restore customer loyalty, the company said it will provide for frequent buyers two years of free maintenance.

The new system immediately shut down the accelerator when the brake pedal is pressed, making the driver to stop cautiously even if the car’s throttle is remained open.

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Updated: December 4, 2015 — 8:24 am

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