Study reveals number of deaths caused by recalled Toyotas

Posted by Kevin Kayse - email

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVE) - According to a new study by the U.S. Government, as many as 89 people have died over the last 10 years due to unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over a time period spanning from 2000 to mid-May of 2010, they have received over 6,200 complaints regarding sudden accelerations in Toyota vehicles.

During the same time period as those reports, 89 deaths occurred which were said to have been caused by sudden acceleration problems. That number is up from 52, the original number of deaths believed to have been caused by the problem.

In all, the Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled over 8 million vehicles worldwide since fall of 2009 because of problems with gas pedals, floor mats and brakes.

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