Page last updated at 22:21 GMT, Monday, 15 March 2010

Toyota announces own Prius findings


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.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific