HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A government study on what caused Toyota cars to accelerate suddenly does not point to any electrical glitches in the automobiles, but rather problems with sticky accelerator pedals.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the 10-month probe by engineers found loose floor mats that could jam the gas pedal caused acceleration and that the problems were not caused by an electronic defect.
The company has recalled nearly 8 million vehicles because of the problem.
Servco Pacific is Hawaii's largest Toyota dealership.
Rick Ching is president of its automotive division and says the report supports Toyota's long-held position.
He says the report is great news both for Toyota dealers in Hawaii and around the world.