Spike in Prius complaints may not be all it seems


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  • Thursday, 11 Mar 2010

NEW YORK (AP): Reports of sudden acceleration in the Toyota Prius have spiked across the country. But that doesn't mean there's an epidemic of bad gas pedals in the popular hybrid.

Experts on consumer psychology say the relentless negative media attention Toyota has received since the fall makes it much more likely that drivers will mistake anything unexpected - or even a misplaced foot - for actual danger.

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