Toyota fights electronics claims

Toyota is today set to fight claims of a potentially dangerous flaw in its electronic control systems with a technical demonstration. The Japanese firm is under pressure to back up its claims that electronic defects were not the cause of reported acceleration problems in Toyota cars. Henry Waxman, chairman of a congressional committee investigating Toyota, complained to the company’s US sales chief last week that it had offered no evidence it had “systematically investigated” the possibility that electronic problems might be responsible.