Runaway Toyota Prius Incidents Has Toyota Thinking Again

The Toyota Prius has been one of the top green machines admired by environmentalists but technical complications have marred its image recently. The Prius is already on a global recall for inconsistent breaking (2009-2010 model) issues and now a new problem is being report ed. The Prius accelerator can also get jammed at times behaving oddly where the car can get accelerated itself at high speeds where the foot brakes fails to respond.

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James Sikes, a 61 year-old US man also reported the same problem and in his case it was dialing 911 which saved his life on a California Freeway. Sikes did receive a recall notice but the Toyota dealership he approached mentioned that his car was not on the list. The technical flaw is now being investigated by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Toyota Motor Corporation engineers.

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