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Again, no evidence yet of either design or manufacturing issues in the electronics. Many commentators had pointed to this being the real culprit, since it's more or less a black box to outsiders. Toyota supplied the necessary readers to the government to enable their independent review of this potential cause.

'The government’s investigation into complaints of sudden acceleration of Toyota vehicles has found no evidence of flawed electronics in 58 of the vehicles that crashed, federal regulators said Tuesday.

An examination of the crashes also found only one instance in which an accelerator pedal became trapped under a floor mat, and none in which a pedal became stuck or sprang back too slowly, according to a preliminary report to Congress.'

'Though federal officials said the investigation was continuing and they had not yet drawn conclusions, the raw findings support Toyota’s contention that electronics were not at fault and that many of the reports of sudden acceleration might actually have been instances of human error — drivers mistakenly pressing the gas pedal instead of the brake.'
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/business/11auto.html?ref=t...

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I've experienced mine getting stuck under the floor mat, but it was easily solved by standing on the break, shifting to N, releasing the brake, reaching down and pulling the mat toward me, hearing the pedal pop loose, shifting back to D, and continuing on my merry way.

My Prius is still with me :)
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Good to know you handled it with aplomb! Amazing what a little cool-headed thinking can achieve in almost any tight spot!
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