Toyota US claims no problems with electronics

The head of Toyota sales in the United States is set to deny that problems with electronics systems caused acceleration problems that prompted a recall of its vehicles.

Toyota is to testify at a hearing at the House Energy and Commerce Committee today – politicians have already questioned whether electronics systems are a problem with the vehicles.

Last week we reported that an expert in electromagnetic interference (EMI) suggested that several factors could be at play in the problems Toyota cars have.

We reported last week that according to a document seen by TechEye, and written by EMI expert Keith Armstrong, the idea that the Toyota recall is due to sticking pedals is a smokescreen.

James Lentz insists that the problems are down to mechanical faults – one that involves throttle pedals getting sticky and so stuck, and the other floor mats that can interfere with the cars’ operation.