Honda, Yes Honda, Recalls 175,000 Cars For Unintended Acceleration

Unintended acceleration: It's not just for pedal-confused people in Toyotas anymore! About 175,000 Japanese examples of the 2015 Honda Fit are being recalled for potential "the kind of speed you don't want"-type problems. » 7/10/14 5:34pm 7/10/14 5:34pm

Toyota Officially Avoids Prosecution With $1.2 Billion Payout To Feds

As the U.S. Department of Justice sets its sights on General Motors, they're closing the book on an investigation into another major auto manufacturer — and it will be an expensive one. Toyota will settle with the Justice Department to the tune of $1.2 billion. » 3/19/14 10:12am 3/19/14 10:12am

Unintended Acceleration Is Back In The Form Of A Big Ford Lawsuit

Ah, unintended acceleration. It's the herpes of the automotive world, something that just never seems to go away. Never mind the fact that it's often caused by drivers mixing up their pedals — it's something that scares the crap out of car buyers and has huge financial consequences for carmakers. It nearly put Audi » 3/29/13 10:13am 3/29/13 10:13am

Watch A Woman With A Stuck Accelerator Weave Through Traffic At 118 MPH…

Hurtling down a northern Missouri interstate at speeds of up to 118 mph, Lauri Ulvestad was convinced that her car was driving itself. She called family, she called 9-1-1, she tried to turn the car off. » 8/27/12 1:30pm 8/27/12 1:30pm

This Is The Solution To All Unintended Acceleration Issues

Acceleration is like fire: a good servant and a cruel master. Acceleration when you want it is one of the true joys of motoring. Acceleration when you don't is a nightmare. Alarmingly, it's a recurring nightmare, with the most recent incidents occurring just last month, and the largest recall in automotive history,… » 6/12/12 12:00pm 6/12/12 12:00pm

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

Double rainbow + unintended acceleration = magical Lexus

An elderly woman in Bellevue, Washington crashed her car through the window of a butcher shop. Look at the pics. There are two rainbows. Double rainbows! It's not her fault. It just can't be… (Hat tip to Jake!) » 3/03/11 4:00pm 3/03/11 4:00pm

Why were mommy bloggers paid for positive stories on Toyota?

A network of blogging mothers offered each of its members $10 to write a positive story about Toyota's recent exoneration by the U.S. government over sudden acceleration and promote similar pieces. After complaints, Toyota says it had nothing to do with the plan. UPDATED » 2/16/11 7:00pm 2/16/11 7:00pm

Government documents prove "Runaway Prius" was a hoax

Federal documents obtained by Jalopnik through a Freedom of Information Act request support today's conclusion by the federal government and what we've said all along: unintended acceleration events, like the infamous "Runaway Prius" were not caused by electronic boogeymen. » 2/08/11 4:00pm 2/08/11 4:00pm

Feds find no sign of electronic flaws in runaway Toyotas

U.S. auto safety regulators say after several months studying 280,000 lines of code, they found no electronic cause for unintended acceleration in Toyotas — only mechanical issues like sticking pedals and crappy floormats. What about sheepish drivers? » 2/08/11 1:45pm 2/08/11 1:45pm

Toyota Settles For $10 Million In Deadly San Diego Crash

We've just learned that Toyota inked a $10 million settlement with the family of a California Highway Patrol officer, his wife, his daughter and his brother-in-law, who were all killed in a fiery crash in San Diego last August. » 12/23/10 1:20pm 12/23/10 1:20pm

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

What Toyota Really Thinks Of Its Owners

Toyota's apparently coming to grips with its car clueless consumer base, offering up this stunning example of corporate hand-holding for its fearful buyers. Oh Jesus! What's that noise from under the hood!? [Toyota] » 8/16/10 1:30pm 8/16/10 1:30pm

Toyota Unintended Acceleration: The Musical!

A Minneapolis comedy theater and improv school has written a musical focused on Toyota's unintended acceleration troubles. They're calling it Toyota: The Runaway Musical Hit! "Prepare yourself," the group's website says, "for an unstoppable musical ride." Oh, what a feeling! » 6/03/10 4:30pm 6/03/10 4:30pm

Did A Dog Crash This Prius?

A Minneapolis driver's claiming a dog driving a Toyota Prius t-boned his VW Jetta in a parking lot. Wrap your noodle around the silliness while we explain how this is actually possible. » 5/19/10 3:30pm 5/19/10 3:30pm

Honda Accord Unintentionally Accelerates Up Post

An elderly driver confused brake and accelerator in a Santa Clara, California parking lot and backed his Honda Accord up and onto a bollard. Guess this means Honda will be facing a frothing media feeding frenzy and expensive recall. » 3/29/10 9:00am 3/29/10 9:00am