Framed Toyota

What if Toyota's flurry of "sudden acceleration" mishaps in the Spring was not a mechanical problem, but driver error? What if the federal government had evidence that there wasn't an accelerator issue, but kept the information secret so Toyota would suffer and Government Motors could flourish?

The Toyota incident may have created a longterm shift in the perceived quality of Japanese cars versus American car companies, which have been viewed as vastly inferior for a generation.