The 61 year old driver called 911 and the California Highway Patrol quickly came to his rescue instructing him via loudspeaker to shut the engine down and coast to a stop just before a CHP officer blocked the car from the front to prevent it from moving again.
This is yet another incident of Toyota’s runaway vehicle problems that needs to be addressed. Toyota must find the cause of this problem and remedy it immediately. To date, a total of 34 lives have been reported lost due to Toyota’s stuck accelerator pedal, including the lives of a CHP officer and his family.
What’s shocking, is that Toyota has not been able to identify the exact vehicles prone to this problem, and notify their owners to keep these vehicles off the road until they can be repaired properly. What’s also shocking, is that many Toyota vehicle owners are complaining that they still have unwanted acceleration problems after the vehicles have already been fixed.
It’s ridiculous that after a sales shutdown, a massive recall, government intervention, and so much consumer awareness and anger, that we’re still seeing this happen. Toyota, fix this problem.
Anyone who owns a Toyota, and even people who don’t, PLEASE read the following article and send it to your friends and family. It details exactly what to do in the event that your accelerator gets stuck, and the safest way to get your vehicle pulled over and stopped. Regaining Control of Your Runaway Vehicle.