It is unknown how many auto accidents have been caused in Texas or specifically San Antonio because of the well publicized problem with Toyota vehicles. Over 2 million Toyotas are being recalled because of problems with gas pedals which can cause the vehicles to accelerate or fail to slow down when removing pressure to the gas pedal. Some serious injuries have been reported and even deaths have been caused by the faulty gas pedal assembly.
The Toyota recall has gained national attention because of its size and breadth involving many models and makes. However, there have been recalls involving sticking accelerator pedals from other manufacturers such as the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe. On February 1, 2010 NHTSA recalled model years 2009 and 2010 Pontiac Vibes for a defect in the accelerator pedal that could cause a vehicle crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has come under scrutiny for its failure to act more quickly in the safety recall of the Toyota vehicles. It is very important to report any unexplained operational issues that could effect the safety of a motor vehicle to NHTSA so that they can begin an investigation and possible prevent a catastrophic injury.