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Resource ID: #16151
Subject: Automobiles
Source: NBC News Dateline
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Date: Feb. 10, 1999

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NBC News Dateline reports that "For more than a decade, automakers and federal safety officials have blamed reports of sudden acceleration on 'driver error' - people mistakenly pressing the accelerator instead of the brake. But an exhaustive 9-month investigation by Dateline NBC uncovered evidence -- including internal company memos -- suggesting another cause: electrical short circuits in some modern cars. It was a report that, in the end, had the man who once led the government's investigation wondering if his agency had fully explored sudden acceleration..."

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