Based upon industry statistical analysis, speed control issues similar to the ones that become most notable in the news recently, in such vehicles like the Toyota Camry account for only small number of the issues brought before carmakers. Apparently the largest complaint for the auto industry is airbags. More than 50 percent of the reported complaints to manufacturers relate to air bag failure as reported to the National Highway Safety Administration. Speed control claims were less than 3 percent of all reported issues. There have been more than 70 recalls for air bag related complaints in the last 10 years. These complaints involved either unexpected deployment or their inability to deploy properly.
Nevertheless, speed control related issues seem to draw much more attention in the news, for various reasons. Recently, a Tamarac, Florida woman was behind the controls of a 2005 Toyota Camry which suddenly accelerated through a parking space at the Nob Hill Plaza and drove through the Nosher’s Deli, allegedly injuring eight people inside of the restaurant and causing property damage to the restaurant and the premises. Whether the accident was caused by a sudden acceleration failure from this Toyota Camry vehicle is yet to be determined but nevertheless, these type of events become quite newsworthy as seen in the attached article.
Often, persons involved in Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines, Davie Weston and other Broward County car and vehicle accidents contact this law firm questioning why their vehicle’s airbags did not deploy when they were involved in a serious accident. I would submit that many similar complaints are forwarded to either the NHTSA or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for further investigation