NASA Report Says Mechanical Safety Defects Cause SUA
Written By: Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
In a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safery Administration tuesday, NASA determined that there was no electronic basis for Sudden Unintended Acceleration in the millions of Toyota vehicles recalled last year. The study could not find any malfunction in the electronics and the NHTSA detemined that only the two known mechanical defects, the sticky petal and the floor mats, are responsible for the SUA.
The NASA report however did acknowledge a theoretical possibility that two faults could combine under two very specific conditions to create an unintended acceleration, but that it could not find a case in the real world where this had happened.
Many believe the NHTSA is going to issue new guidelines with regards to brake override systems (which would've prevented the SUAs), as well as accident data recorders on all new vehicles.
If you have been the victim of Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration, contact a lawyer at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP to speak with an experienced Auto Products Liabilitylitigation attorney.