As we are sure many of you have been following the Toyota hearing, one thing that has yet to be talked about is the current whereabouts of the car Rhonda Smith piloted while losing control.
Well, the WSJ has done some digging and found out the car is still on the road and has racked up approximately 27,000 TROUBLE-FREE miles.
Which begs two questions:
1) Why would the Smiths sell a vehicle that was considered a death trap?
2) Who is the one to blame? The driver or Lexus?
Are we just stumbling into another Audi 5000 mess?
Let us know in the comments below...
The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Lexus sedan driven by Rhonda Smith, who testified in Congress Tuesday about a harrowing incident of sudden acceleration, is still on the road, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In fact, the new owners of the luxury ES350 sedan have reported 27,000 miles trouble-free with the vehicle, according to a NHTSA spokeswoman. Mrs. Smith and her husband sold the vehicle after the incident, in which she thought she might die.
The federal safety agency followed up with the new owners last week. A NHTSA spokeswoman said "they have had no problems with the Lexus since they bought it with less than 3,000 miles on the car..."
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