How to Stay Safe in Your New Toyota
Toyota is back in the news once again as the company's President in Japan personally apologized for the massive recall of eight models late Friday night.
The company is currently trying to fix electrical problems including malfunctioning brakes, headlights switching off, and the most dangerous, runaway acceleration.
So the question is...how can drivers stay safe?
According to consumer reports, what you should if your car continues to accelerate is to brake firmly, shift the transmission into neutral, steer into a safe location and shut of the engine.
Japanese care expert and owner of Newberry Road Imports says that is what he would do if that happened to him.
"The first thing not to do is panic" said Phu.
Peter Hawley of Deluca Toyota in Ocala says the exact same thing.
"What Toyota recommends that you do is put both feet on the brakes, press it firmly, don't pump the brakes because that will hurt the breaking system, pull the car over to the side of the road and shut the vehicle off" said Hawley.
Both Phu and Hawley say once safely on the side of the road, to immediately call for help and get your car fixed.
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