The U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of data recorders from Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles involved in accidents blamed on sudden acceleration and found that the throttles were wide open and the brakes weren’t engaged at the time of the crash, people familiar with the findings said.
The early results suggest that some drivers who said their Toyotas and Lexuses surged out of control were mistakenly flooring the accelerator when they intended to jam on the brakes.
Mike’s also looking for a Volunteer for short but fun job regarding The Toyota Terror; also, Mike found the following,
I found eight vehicles in which 99 people died, two with 95, one with 90, one 88, and lots and lots above 10. None were involved in accidents, by the way. One with 10 reported deaths was entered 11 times, getting around the 99 death limit. One fellow who reported 95 deaths twice wrote: “I was shooting the engine with my M16 when it blew up. Why did this happen?”
But back to the WSJ article,
It is unknown how many data recorders NHTSA has read so far.
Or how the data was kept?