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Toyota announces own Prius findings

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Toyota have cast doubt on a California man's claim that his Prius sped out of control last week on the freeway.

The motorist, James Sikes, said his car raced to 94 mph on a freeway near San Diego last week and only managed to stop with help from a California Highway Patrol officer.

But Mike Michels, Vice President of Toyota, said there are "significant inconsistencies" between the account of the driver and Toyota's own findings.

Toyota has recently recalled millions of cars because floor mats can snag gas pedals or accelerators can stick.

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