NPR logo Toyota: 'Confident' Cars Without Pedal Issues Are 'Safe'


Toyota: 'Confident' Cars Without Pedal Issues Are 'Safe'

I noted earlier that the question left outstanding after Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's hearing was whether the cars not on the recall list are safe to drive because of the suspicions that the cars might have problems in their electronics.

Toyota's top officials who are testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are leaving no public doubts about where they stand.

Yoshimi Inaba, Toyota Motor North America's president and coo, said:

INABA: We are confident that vehicles whose drivers are not experiencing any issues with their accelerator pedal are safe to drive, and Toyota dealers are rapidly completing the repairs on our customers' vehicles.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.