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AddCHP report seemingly sides with Sikes on case of the Runaway Prius

In reality, the California Highway Patrol isn't taking sides with anyone regarding the recent speeding Prius of Jim Sikes. But the CHP doesn't see any reason to doubt Sikes' version of events that led to his hybrid reaching speeds of around 90 miles per hour, apparently unable to bring the barreling vehicle to a stop. Also of note is the fact that a Border Patrol agent had also responded and was leading the Prius with its emergency lights on when the CHP officer arrived.

71CHP report seemingly sides with Sikes on case of the Runaway Prius

In reality, the California Highway Patrol isn't taking sides with anyone regarding the recent speeding Prius of Jim Sikes. But the CHP doesn't see any reason to doubt Sikes' version of events that led to his hybrid reaching speeds of around 90 miles per hour, apparently unable to bring the barreling vehicle to a stop. Also of note is the fact that a Border Patrol agent had also responded and was leading the Prius with its emergency lights on when the CHP officer arrived.

AddToyota releases preliminary test results in "runaway Prius" case

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AddReport: Feds probing Prius' unintended acceleration incident, no new recall issued

The fall-out of yesterday's Toyota Prius unintended acceleration incident in California – a car got up to speeds of over 90 miles per hour in a 20-minute event – now includes an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA has dispatched two investigators to look into what happened, while Toyota is sending three technicians. The car was towed to a Toyota dealership today after being held overnight by the California Highway Patrol. One new bit of informat

AddSecond-gen Prius involved in unintended acceleration incident in CA *UPDATE

Amid all of its other problems recently, Toyota is trying to figure out what, exactly, is wrong with the brakes on the Prius. An incident on the San Diego County freeway makes it look like the second-generation Prius might (repeat, might) be involved in the unintended acceleration issue that has affected other Toyota brand vehicles. At this early stage and without much information, no one can say for sure what happened, but James Sikes, the driver, claims:

AddFeds subpoena Toyota documents over Prius recall, more

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AddPrius braking problem is apparently quite difficult to recreate

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33Report: Toyota to extend recall run to Prius and Lexus HS over braking issue

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AddReport: Toyota brake problems expanding to Lexus HS hybrid, Prius recall forthcoming

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99Toyota President apologizes... again, calls situation a "crisis" *UPDATE

Fifteen days after Toyota announced a recall of 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. for sticking accelerator pedals, the company's president and grandson of its founder made a formal apology at an evening news conference in Japan on Friday night (early morning EST). Akio Toyoda has been largely silent during the last two weeks as his company struggles to contain the fallout from recalls affecting over nine million vehicles on multiple continents. The only other time he's spoken on record was during

AddBreaking: NHTSA opens investigation into Prius brake issue

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AddToyota adds Prius to list of vehicles with brake problems; not recalled (yet) *UPDATE

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39Report: Toyota Prius brakes under investigation by Japanese, U.S. governments

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AddReport: Japanese government orders investigation of 3rd gen Prius brakes

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3Autoblog Podcast #159 - Reilly Brennan from AOL Autos comes by the podcast clubhouse

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