A guy driving a 2003 BMW X5 rode nearly 50 miles on Monday at speeds over 100 mph after he claimed his gas pedal got stuck, at which point he told police, who went to quite some lengths to stop him.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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,…
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.
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.
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…
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!)
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
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.
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.
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.
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]
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!