There were no problems with the electronics. It's all a bunch of BS witch hunt, mostly pedal misapplication. Stuck throttles because people stacked floor mats on top of floor mats. Many auto magazines and publications showed that any and ALL of Toyota's cars, including Lexus, will be stopped by holding the brake pedal. These people were either pressing the wrong pedal, or pumping the brakes and not firmly holding it. There's not enough power in the cars to overcome the brakes. This is my favorite one- CarandDriver
That article has one MAJOR flaw, if you try to stop a full throttle car the brake booster vaccuum will disapear quite rapidly.Though ofcourse nuetral is the correct driving tecnique.
As for unintended accident, hey if the throttle sticks the average 'driver' takes a second or two to react. In some cases they need a conference with the passengers.
And I doubt that some of the powerfull models could be ocercome by the brake for any length of time.
What ever that can cause an accident, I have had throttles jam and it has scared me and I am a very experienced driver. On a freeway it is generally ok, driving through the hills etc it is plain dangerous. That has been floor mats, daggy cables and linkages. Electronic throttles can and will jam. not just on Toyotas might I add.And that is never a maintenance issue, a serviceman can inspect linkages and cables but not a reostat which is all the effectivly are.
And I think there is too much evidence that throttles do jam on Toyotas for what ever reason.
While only an annoyance I own one that accelerates occasionally on cruise control, tap the brake and it stops but it should not happen, and that is a 2 1/2 ton Landcruiser.
It should be legislated that all vehicles have the controls in the same basic location, eg ignition switch, gear levers[ and a standardised pattern], wiper controls, that means position and actions, turn signal switch etc. Just like brake and go pedals. I think the last car with orphan set ups in that area was the T Ford.
All these different and trendy set ups are plain stupid, if you get the screen 'filled in' the time taken fumbling for the wipers can be critical, and to turn the engine off pushing a 'start' button for several seconds is also dumb.