Toyota Prius Races Out of Control In San Diego California - Car Involved In Toyota Recall

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(Best Syndication News) Just miles from the location of the crash last August that spurred a nationwide recall of Toyotas, another customer experienced uncontrolled acceleration today. This time the car was a 2008 Prius, and according to the 61-year old driver, James Sikes, the pedal got stuck.

“I pushed the gas pedal to pass a car and it did something kind of funny,” Sikes told reporters at a news conference. “It jumped and it just stuck there.”

A police officer drove up alongside Sikes and recommended he apply the emergency brake with the pedal brake at the same time.

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Sikes was able to turn off the motor and get his car stopped.

Toyota engineers are on their way to the scene. The incident occurred just a few miles from the highly-publicized Santee crash last year. That San Diego crash prompted a 5.6 million recall of Toyota vehicles.

That recall should have covered Sikes’ vehicle but when he went to the dealership they told him his Prius was not included. Apparently the statement had not been sent to the dealers yet.

Sikes left the floor mat in his vehicle. It is uncertain whether the mat was the cause of today’s incident.

It will take several months for Toyota to fix all of their floormats.

By: John Waters



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