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Do you trust Toyota's findings?

Last month, Southern Illinois University auto engineering professor David Gilbert re-wired a Toyota Avalon to show how runaway acceleration could happen in a Toyota, then testified before a congressional panel, which used his research to castigate Toyota.

On Tuesday, Toyota published its own findings, attempting to discredit Gilbert's conclusions with research produced by Toyota, an independent consultant and a Stanford University engineer.

Which group do you find more convincing? Do you trust Toyota's findings? Weigh in below.

By Cameron Smith  |  March 8, 2010; 5:29 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Well what a story..You`ve got it all wrong...Toyota does not give a hoot about what any of you think... The whole Toyota show in the US is to demonstrate to the Toyota Elites in Japan ..And there are a lot of them.. homogeneous and very well paid.. (Unlike Toyota workers in the US )... that they are absolutely untouchable....Their positions are of the paramount importance... Not even the President of the United States can get even close to them...

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Posted by: Mmark52 | March 9, 2010 12:08 AM

Anyone who trusts Toyota's "findings" is utterly clueless about the Japanese. That's just a fact, quite similar to other obvious things like, gravity.

Posted by: Nymous | March 9, 2010 4:14 AM

I did not vote because the poll did not present my choice: I trust neither Toyota nor Professor Gilbert. What Gilbert did to the wiring to get the results he got is practically impossible in a real world situation.

Posted by: vinceporter | March 9, 2010 7:22 AM

I agree with the Vince Porter 7:22 post. Toyota was too quick to get the problem corrected with inserting a shim in the gas pedal mechanism and saying problem solved. The manufacturer had known about the problem for 3 or more yrs, and only when the heat was ratcheted up, they came up with a solution? No way. Sad to say, but I believe the answer is in the electronics (which also covers the software issues,)may be more than one issue, and may be non fixable as it would be too costly to retrofit 6 to 8 million defective vehicles.

Posted by: almelbe | March 9, 2010 11:20 AM

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