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Stuck accelerator problems include Honda, Volkswagen, Volvo

Stuck accelerator problems include Honda, Volkswagen, Volvo 1Toyota Motor Co., has had the most publicized problems with unintended acceleration in several brands. But the problem appears to be a industry-wide concern, according to an investigation and analysis of National Public Radio (NPR).

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The just-released NPR report details consumer complaints to federal regulators regarding accelerator issues have also been problematic for Volkswagen, Volvo and Honda, among other manufacturers.

Stuck accelerator problems include Honda, Volkswagen, Volvo 2

The analysis covers about 15,000 complaints filed over the past decade, covering cars back to the 1990 model year. The complaints were filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) which regulates auto safety.

In 2009 models, for example, NHTSA  identified 251 complaints alleging sudden acceleration and related problems.

To read the NPR account of unintended acceleration, visit: Unitended Acceleration

To view a year-by-year individual manufacturer list of complaints, visit: Complaints

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