Recalled Toyota owners continue to report accelerator pedal problems even after their cars were supposedly fixed.
In one case reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Needham, Mass. owner of a Toyota Tundra that received the supposed accelerator pedal repair in February reported that the car unexpectedly “took off while in reverse,” and generally tends to accelerate on its own about five to nine times a week, USA Today reported.
A Garden City, N.Y. driver of a Toyota Avalon reported to the government agency that the cars brakes “began to fade” in traffic, and it one case, the engine unexpectedly but briefly roared to more than 4,000 rpm while in neutral, the paper said.
Another driver voiced concerns about an accelerator pedal that appeared to hesitate, according to Boston.com.
“When I press the accelerator it feels like the engine is not getting [a] sufficient amount of gas and it will stall,’’ the driver told the NHTSA.