TIL accusations from hundreds that their Toyotas were suddenly and uncontrollably accelerating caused a recall of 10mil cars and over a billion in fines for Toyota.. but was ultimately shown to be caused by driver error

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  1. I remember hearing a Podcast on this before. Radiolab? Stuff You Should Know? Hidden Brain? The people were stomping on the accelerator instead of the brake. They were playing audio of some of the live calls right before impact, which were disturbing, but informative.

  2. This happened to me after I cleaned my floor mats once. I put both feet on the brake pedal and pulled the floor mat back. Problem solved.

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