Investigation underway about runaway Prius

Looks like the runaway Prius in Cali might not have been what we were told? An investigation is underway and DashBoardNews.com will keep everyone posted on the outcome.

From the Detroit News:

An initial investigation by federal safety investigators has raised questions of whether a highly publicized incident of a runaway Toyota Prius in California could have happened, saying they could not replicate it during testing.

According to a draft of the memorandum by congressional investigators obtained by The Detroit News on Sunday, a review by Toyota officials and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigators of a 2008 Toyota Prius has not be able to duplicate the incident. Last Monday, owner James Sikes said the vehicle sped out of control to more than 90 mph before a California Highway Patrol officer helped him come to a safe stop.

NHTSA and Toyota investigators inspected the vehicle and took it out for a test drive last Wednesday and Thursday. Toyota has recalled more than 8.5 million vehicles worldwide, including 6 million in the United States, for sudden unintended acceleration. NHTSA has received more than 3,300 complaints and allegations of 52 deaths linked to Toyota vehicles since 2000.

Read the full article here.


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