Power Breakfast: More questions about Toyota Camry, Coke-CCE, Delta, NCR, health reform, SeaWorld

Problems with Toyotas keep coming to light.

Even though the 2002 to 2006 Camry was not among the models recalled by the auto-making giant over the past few months, it has generated more complaints of unintended acceleration than any other Toyota model, AJC staffers Christian Boone and Larry Hartstein report.

Public safety advocates speculate a rash of incidents are linked to an electronic throttle system first installed in the Camrys starting in 2002.

“They appear to be a standout, even among Toyotas,” Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, told the AJC.

Consumer safety advocates have linked three deaths to sudden accelerations in2005 Camrys.

Toyota insists that model is free of accelerator-related problems, and four separate investigations conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration turned up no identifiable defects in the ‘02-’06 Camrys.

But a recent report from the Maryland-based Quality Control Systems revealed that the proportion of consumer complaints regarding unintended acceleration was markedly higher in models with electronic throttle control systems than those without.

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4 comments Add your comment

TnGelding

February 26th, 2010
6:30 am

And the beat goes on. Who would have thunk it? Hope nobody commits suicide over it. The Japanese are proud people.

awantwin

February 27th, 2010
10:12 pm

Toyota is known for its quality and Americans like them for their fuel economy. Sad that such an event like this has triggered headlines about this Japanese Automaker.

beachbum

February 28th, 2010
9:03 am

Sad as this is, they have problems just like any other car maker. They are not superior as most sheeple have been led to think. The big issue they have is they tried to cover up and deny. They should have fessed up from the beginning and this whole thing would have been a minor inconvenience and would be forgotten already. I wonder if the CEO will resign due to health reasons, the same as the Bridgestone CEO did when they were caught using old rubber to make the Firestone tires that blew up?

richard tomlinson

March 16th, 2010
1:47 pm

I just purchased a 2010 Camry with “J” vin number.(LE Model); The car is Lexus smooth and the new 4 cylinder is exceptionally smooth with the new 6 speed auto tran. I am very happy with this car and if yhou look at the recalls in context, Toyota has a much lower nuber overall; also, Some of the claims are bogus and the lawyers are lickin their chops, Over