Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor 5/10

Who will help?

‘Toyota may be hit with a $16.4M fine,” read the headline in The Tribune (April 6).

This amounts to about $7 per car on the list of recalled vehicles, and this money goes to our government, not to the owners of the vehicles.

I am an owner of a 2010 Toyota Tacoma (which is not on the recall list), but on Dec. 13, 2009, we experienced a problem of rapid acceleration.

Luckily, we were pulling into a parking spot when it happened and my husband was able to stop the car, put it into gear and turn it off!

We have met twice with the local dealership and a factory representative. They have not been able to re-enact the acceleration, so they are trying to convince us we don’t have a problem.

We have sent letters and filled out complaints with the Department of Transportation and the Attorney General’s Office, the California Department of Justice and various elected officials. It is getting us nowhere.

So Toyota and the government that is supposed to protect me, answer me this: What is wrong with my car? When will someone stand up to Toyota and protect my safety?

No one will care about me until I am killed in my Toyota!

Candace Millett