NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,899 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Lexus LX 470 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Lexus LX 470 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 312009

LX 470 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,798 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Lexus LX470. While attempting to decelerate the vehicle lurched forward. Consequently, she crashed into a nearby utility pole. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. The technician could not identify the cause of the failure, because the failure could not be duplicated. The current and failure mileages were 34798. Updated 12/07/09 the consumer was at a stop with her foot on the brake when the vehicle suddenly made a roaring sound and lurched forward and crashed into a utility pole. The floor mats were not involved. Updated 12/09/09.

- Seatle, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 102007

LX 470 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Lexus LX470. While pulling into a parking space on an incline, the vehicle automatically accelerated and crashed into a nail salon. The dealer stated that the failure was called an un-commanded acceleration. Through research, the contact discovered a pattern for this type of failure among Toyota vehicles. She has not yet notified the manufacturer. The vehicle is not destroyed, however, there is $22,000 worth of damage. A police report was filed. When the vehicle was started the day before the crash, the throttle expanded and the engine began to rev. The vehicle then idled down and began to operate normally. The contact stated that the vehicle did not move until the engine died down. The speed was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 35,000. The consumer provided pictures and an article pertaining to the incident. A Connecticut accident report was also submitted. Updated 08/28/07

- Litchfield, CT, USA

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