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The older mechanically designed accelerator pedals not only provided a spring return, but the mechanism inherently provided some friction.This friction introduced mechanical hysteresis into the pedal force versus pedal position transfer function.Another investigation conducted by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department found that three days prior to the crash another customer had complained to the dealership about the floor mat trapping the same loaner car's accelerator pedal while driving.
Toyota will reconfigure the accelerator pedal, replace the all-weather floor mats with thinner mats, and install a brake override system to prevent unwanted acceleration.
As well, the run-time stack of the real-time operating system was not large enough and that it was possible for the stack to grow large enough to overwrite data that could cause unintended acceleration.
The NHTSA released a safety investigation report on October 25, finding that the accident vehicle was wrongly fitted with all-weather rubber floor mats meant for the RX 400h SUV, and that these mats were not secured by either of the two retaining clips.
Three separate but related recalls of automobiles by Toyota Motor Corporation occurred at the end of 2009 and start of 2010.
Toyota initiated the recalls, the first two with the assistance of the U. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), after reports that several vehicles experienced unintended acceleration.
With the advent of electronic throttle control, accelerator pedals consist of a spring-loaded pedal arm connected to an electronic transducer.