Toyota report finds no faults

A REPORT commissioned by Japanese car maker Toyota into sticky accelerator pedals on some of its models has appeared to vindicate the company.

California-based engineering firm Exponent looked into the problem, which has caused the recall of 8.5m vehicles around the world and done untold damage to Toyota’s brand.

A preliminary assessment from Exponent said: “[We have] so far been unable to induce, through electrical disturbances to the system, either unintended acceleration or behaviour that might be a precursor to such an event, despite concerted efforts.”