Toyota denies electronics fault

TOYOTA Motors has submitted a letter to the US Congress denying there was a fault with the electronics in millions of vehicles it has recalled due to problems with the accelerator, reports said yesterday.

TOYOTA Motors has submitted a letter to the US Congress denying there was a fault with the electronics in millions of vehicles it has recalled due to problems with the accelerator, reports said yesterday.

In its letter submitted to the US house oversight and government reform committee, which is investigating the Toyota recalls, the automaker said it "is convinced that there is no problem" with the electronics in its vehicles, the Japanese dailies Yomiuri and Nikkei reported, without disclosing sources.

Toyota also referred to its plans to expand the number of vehicles equipped with computerised brake override systems designed to prevent unintended acceleration, stressing its drive to improve safety measures on its vehicles, the Yomiuri said.

The reports came as embattled Toyota president Akio Toyoda was reportedly prepared to testify at US congressional hearings if formally asked to do so, with the automaker facing intense pressure in the US over the rash of recalls.

Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles worldwide in past months due to problems linked to accelerator and brake functions.

A separate report by the Wall Street Journal said that Toyota commissioned a study into the electronics in its vehicles that supports the carmaker's assertion that there was no evidence of problems in the electronics. - Sapa-AFP

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