NHTSA Says Toyota Acceleration Defect Linked to 34 Fatalities


Here’s the latest roundup of Toyota recall news reports:

NBC Nightly News (2/15, story 7, 0:25, Williams) reported, “Federal safety officials said today the number of deaths that could be linked to sudden acceleration of Toyotas is now up to 34, based on consumer complaints they’ve received. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says it’s normal for complaints to increase after people get word of a recall as more people become aware of safety defects that could have contributed to accidents in the past.” The CBS Evening News (2/15, story 3, 0:20, Rodriguez) also noted the NHTSA announcement in a similarly brief report.

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