Toyota Says 'Runaway' Prius Driver May Have Had His Foot on the Gas

He also restated Toyota's position that the company has pinpointed the causes of sudden acceleration incidents, and that there is no glitch in the electronic throttle, as some have claimed. "We believe that we have identified the two causes of unintended acceleration," said Waltz. "Sticky gas pedals and floor mat entrapment."

Mike Michels added that no one liked to talk about the other cause of sudden unintended acceleration – drivers. "There are also human factors," said Michels. "NHTSA will tell you that the vast majority of sudden unintended acceleration incidents are due to human factors."

Waltz said that Toyota is dispatching representatives to Harrison, New York to inspect another Toyota involved in an alleged Runaway Toyota incident. He said that electronic data from the 2005 Prius that hit a stone wall last Tuesday, slightly injuring its 56-year-old driver, will be read Wednesday.

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