Toyota Prius experiences unintended acceleration on California highway, police manage to stop it [Video] | Rpmgo.com



Just after Toyota revealed that the unintended acceleration problems will soon be a thing of the past and that recalled vehicles are being fixed as soon as possible, the owner of a second generation (2004-2009) Toyota Prius has claimed that his car accelerated without his intervention on a highway to San Diego.

It seems the man wanted to overtake a slower vehicle, but his Prius wouldn’t stop accelerating. He called 911 and a California Highway Patrol car approached him on the highway. He says that after many attempts of pushing the brake pedal and shifting it into neutral, the car eventually started decelerating.

The CHP car then moved in front of the Prius, in order to prevent it from accelerating even more. An inquiry is already underway by the police, while Toyota already sent a representative at the site to investigate the problematic Prius.

Hit the jump to see an MSNBC report about the incident, including a statement from the owner of the Prius.

Source: Jalopnik

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