76-Year-Old Camry-Driving Grandma Crashes Through Florida Supermarket

Thelma Wagenhoffer, 76, was pulling up to a stop sign in Palm Coast, Florida on Saturday when she hit the gas instead of the brakes. Security camera footage shows her crashing her Camry through the entrance of a Publix supermarket and into a line of people. » 4/18/12 2:00pm 4/18/12 2:00pm

Bellwether Toyota "Unintended Acceleration" lawsuit dismissed over…

The Associated Press is reporting that the "Unintended Acceleration" lawsuit against Toyota, known around these parts as "Beige Bites Back," has been dismissed by a federal judge in California. » 9/30/11 2:00pm 9/30/11 2:00pm

Three killed in new case of Toyota flip-flop-related acceleration

Three elderly women were killed this morning in Albany, New York, when a 55-year-old woman driving a Toyota Highlander drove into a group of people standing on the sidewalk. Unintended acceleration? Not so much. Her flip-flop was caught under the gas pedal. Another sad case illustrating the real cause of unintended… » 8/10/11 6:00pm 8/10/11 6:00pm

The solution to sudden unintended acceleration is manual transmissions


David Champion, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports, provided a perfect cure for sudden unintended acceleration to CNN Money yesterday. » 2/12/11 11:00am 2/12/11 11:00am

Feds find majority of Toyota unintended acceleration cases were people…

The U.S. government's ten-month probe into Toyota validates the initially unpopular argument we at Jalopnik put forth at the start of this unintended acceleration witch hunt: This was a case of people pressing the wrong pedal. In every way, this was Toyota's beige-ification of cars biting them back, and hard. » 2/08/11 5:01pm 2/08/11 5:01pm

Deadly Post-Recall Toyota Crash Blamed On Gas Pedal

A Utah man and his son's fiancee died earlier this month after his recalled Toyota Camry sped through an intersection into a rock wall. Police say the Camry's gas pedal stuck and, unlike other crashes, there's supporting evidence. » 11/16/10 9:30am 11/16/10 9:30am

Toyota Bought Back Cars That Accelerated Unintentionally

Toyota bought back at least two cars in 2009 after dealer technicians reported unintended acceleration that couldn't be diagnosed, according to new filings in a class-action lawsuit. » 10/29/10 9:30am 10/29/10 9:30am

New Update To SRS Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Report

Safety Research & Strategies' just-published 88-page Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration report update (PDF) is too long and there aren't enough pictures. Read silently and discuss vehemently below. » 10/25/10 9:45am 10/25/10 9:45am