Below is a letter to the editor from today’s Wall Street Journal that I think provides an important perspective on unintended acceleration.
Allegations of UA and the media furor around it virtually destroyed Audi in the United States. Audi was vindicated eventually, with UA and the unfortunate accidents associated with it attributed to driver error.
Toyota is now “in the barrel” with the politicians and media all intimating that there is some sinister plot at work. There’s a lot at stake. If there have been genuine misdeeds then let’s prove it beyond a question of a doubt and hold Toyota responsible. If indeed, driver error was the issue, I hope that the media and our politicians will be as quick to acknowledge the fact as they have been to hoist Toyota on its petard.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below and here’s the letter: