The world’s largest automobile manufacturer still denies electronics are to blame, but knew of the sudden acceleration problems as early as 2005.
Toyota is apparently doing everything it can to sweep the recall under the rug, but the increasing number of deaths is alarming. Initially, 19 fatalities were reported. Last month (February, 2010) these number increased to 34 deaths and 22 alleged lawsuits in connection with the sudden acceleration problems. As of March 2, 2010, the total number is 52, (according to Bloomberg News services) which is more than any other car maker.