Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood advised owners of recalled vehicles to stop driving their cars, later characterizing the remark as a misstatement.
LaHood’s explosive comment at a House of Representatives hearing fueled new confusion over how consumers should respond to a January recall of 2.4 million cars and trucks due to
faulty accelerator pedals.
“My advice is if anybody owns one of these vehicles is to stop driving it and take it to a Toyota dealer because they believe they have the fix for it,” LaHood said.
Edmunds.com Chief Executive Jeremy Anwyl said the flip-flop” by LaHood only added to the confusion about the Toyota recall and how consumers should respond.
LaHood’s agency has boosted pressure on Toyota in recent days, expressing public frustration with how the automaker handled the recall, which followed another recall in late 2009
for floor mats that can jam accelerator pedals.
LaHood said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was pressing ahead with a new investigation of complaints about Toyota electronic throttle systems to see if they are in any way related to unintended acceleration.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous and defective drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Fort Worth Texas Defective Car Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 888-210-9693 or Contact Me Online.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Toyota Car Accident cases.
Legal News Tags, Toyota, attorney Toyota, dallas Toyota law firm, dallas Toyota attorney, Southlake Toyota attorney,Keller Toyota attorney, Grapevine Toyota attorney, Lewisville Toyota attorney, Flower Mound Toyota attorney, austin Toyota attorney, fort worth Toyota attorney, san antonio Toyota attorney, el paso Toyota attorney, texas Toyota attorney, dallas Toyota law firm, lawyer Toyota, Toyota car recall, Toyota attorney, Toyota law firm, Toyota lawsuit, Toyota lawyer, Toyota class action lawsuit.