Congress is considering legislation to strengthen federal regulation of auto safety. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.: Nat. Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA); (2) Fed. Oversight of Auto Safety: Sudden Acceleration Complaints; Audi Historical Precedents; Toyota-Related Complaints Since 2000; NHTSA Response to Toyota Complaints; (3) Toyota: Toyota Corp. Structure; Black Box Avail.; Recall Impact on Toyota Sales; Toyota Lobbying; (4) Policy Issues and the Congressional Response: Does NHTSA Have Enough Resources for Defects Investigation?; Is the Toyota Issue a Sign of Broader Problems Within the Auto Industry?; Are Electronics and Software Testing Stringent Enough?; Electronic Throttle Problems. Illustrations.... also announced it would recall 2010 model Lexus GX 460 vehicles to update their Vehicle Stability Control system. ... June 5, 2009, http://www.oliverwyman. com/content_images/OW_EN_Automotive_Press_2008_HarbourReport08.pdf.
|Title||:||Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles|
|Author||:||Suzanne M. Kirchhoff|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|