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I have been documenting the Toyota sudden acceleration and "sticky throttle" problems for months. Let’s see how the Toyota recall numbers stack up.

$29.6 billion — Cash on hand at Toyota [1]

9 million (and counting) — The total number of Toyota vehicles recalled (so far) [2]

2,966,052 — Number of 2002-06 Toyota Camrys sold in US (has one of the highest rates of sudden acceleration and has not yet been recalled) [3][4]

2,262 (and counting) — Number of Toyota sudden acceleration incidents [5]

1,447 — Number of Toyota dealers in US unable to sell cars [6]

815 (and counting) — Number of Toyota sudden acceleration crashes [7]

314 (and counting) — Number of Toyota sudden acceleration injuries [8]

121 — days from Toyota’s initial recall until it announced a "fix" for "sticky" gas pedals (although the fix has still not been deployed so that dealers can make repairs) [9][10] [11]

34 (and counting) — Number of Toyota sudden acceleration deaths [12]

4 (and counting) — Number of recalls and/or recall expansions by Toyota for sudden acceleration since September 2009 [13] [14]

4 (and counting) — Number of excuses offered by Toyota for sudden acceleration problem:

  • No Problem
  • Driver Error
  • Floor Mats
  • "Sticky" Pedals

Less than 1 — Cost in dollars per vehicle for Toyota to incorporate "smart brake" technology in order to prevent runaway vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths [15]

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