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Resource ID: #24415
Subject: Automobiles
Source: Houston Press
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Date: 4/23/2009

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When the Toyota Prius broke onto the automobile scene, it quickly became wildly popular and well-known for being environmentally friendly. But the zippy, "green" car had a dark side. Owners complained of "unintended acceleration" that often caused wrecks. Despite complaints, Toyota ignored its customers and suggested the problem was caused by an unwieldy floor mat. Paul Knight investigates.

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