U.S. DOT Turns to NASA to Solve Toyota Puzzle


WASHINGTON - March 30, 2010: Two new major investigations are set to be launched to try and determine just what the heck is wrong with Toyotas. The Department of Transportation, not satisfied with the testing done to date, which seems to indicate that driver error is the cause of all the stories about sudden unintended acceleration, is going out-of-this-world for an explanation. To do so, DOT will be enlisting the aid of NASA.

News of the new investigations was revealed during an interview with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood, you may recall, was the government official that told Toyota owners to stop using their cars. He later recanted that instruction.

The new governments studies are expected to take 15 months and will cost about $3 million.

As a side note, since the Toyota rebuttal tests of the Gilbert fiasco only two SUA stories have made national headlines. One was the Sikes-San Diego situation and the other was the upstate New York crash and smash. The San Diego case has many, many questions regarding credibility, and the New York case has pretty much been deemed operator error. So either all Toyotas have been pulled out of use or the magic gremlins have decided to have fun elsewhere.

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