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Autos / Toyota Problems #968106

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(San Diego County: Miguel Almaguer) Another runaway Toyota incident in which a Prius sped out of control on a San Diego highway reviewed; 911 call from Jim Sikes†† played; animation shown of California Highway Patrol officer Todd Niebert†† offering instructions. [SIKES - describes what happened; says he will never drive the car again.] [911 dispatcher Leanne PARKS‡- says he was panicked.] [NIEBERT – says he was trying to stop as best he could.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Park Ridge, Illinois: Phil LeBeau) Toyota’s continuing troubles examined; details given about the recalls for loose floor mats, sticking gas pedals and anti-lock brake problems. [Kelley Blue Book James BELL†- says possibly Toyota doesn’t know what the situation is.] [Toyota spokesperson Mike MICHELS†- states the modifications are effective.] [“Consumer Reports” David CHAMPION††- says the data has not uncovered an electronic issue.] The estimated financial loss for Toyota noted. The discounts and incentives being offered by Toyota dealers discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Almaguer, Miguel;
LeBeau, Phil

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