Time for a review. This is per my memory
1. Toyota's had some alleged acceleration issues since around y2k
1.a hired former NHTSA person to negotiate with NHTSA
1.b has had "black box" but only one reader in CONUS
1.c State Farm, in looking over actuarial data, asked NHTSA if something wasn't right with Toyota
2. Toyota denied having any issues until late last year
2.a Blamed it on floormats until a Lexus was pulled from a pond with the floormats in the trunk
2.b blamed it on one pedal supplier
2.c DOT exec flew to Japan to tell Toyota to make a recall
2.d recall expands to Prius
2.e Japan government tells Toyota to recall Prius for braking problems
3. Damage recovery - roughly where we are now
3.a lots of apparently contradictory information from both Toyota and other drivers.
3.b some drivers' reports may be false
(it therefore follows) 3.c some Toyota claims may be false
Does that seem about where we are now? There may be new discoveries, but they may be weeks away.
In the meantime, the Tundra's recall
for frame rust reaches out to another 30 states.
As stated before, I have owned a Toyota, and consider the brand's chief fault to be a mortifying dullness. It's a big world, though, and others may (ack, cough) like the look.