Read the whole article. The second half of it describes a tragedy in Dallas -- with a Toyota with its floor mats stored in the TRUNK.
I feel the problem is in the electronics, like Steve Wozniak said here: http://www.timesonli...icle7013116.ece
In my opinion, Toyota's testing equipment isn't able to detect the fault(s) because it isn't designed to detect it/them. It's like an autopsy where no poisons were found using their regular toxin screen -- but when they search for specific poisons, then they can detect them.
It may be a combination of ECU processes that is causing this. Some engineers have stated in other forums that they believe the phenomenon is what they call an SEU, or Single Event Upset, the definition of which can be found here: http://en.wikipedia....gle_event_upset
It's 41 degrees F outside, and I just finished washing my Corolla. I still like it, though I'm disappointed with Toyota. Can't blame the car, really.
Edited by corollamike, 04 February 2010 - 05:10 PM.