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Application boom for Beijing vehicle registration plates
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4th Jan 2011
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Application boom for Beijing vehicle registration plates

It has taken just one day for prospective new vehicle owners in Beijing to apply for almost one quarter of the city’s entire 2011 quota. On January 1 – the first day Beijing residents could apply to have the right to purchase a vehicle in 2011 – the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport received 53,549 applications, which is more than 2.5 times the city’s monthly quota.
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Reports of sudden unintended acceleration in Toyota Avalon without floor mats
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18th Jan 2010
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Reports of sudden unintended acceleration in Toyota Avalon without floor mats

The owner of a US-specification 2007 Toyota Avalon has reportedly experienced sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) in his vehicle which was not fitted with a floor mat. The Safety Report blog reported that on December 29, the New Jersey man’s Toyota accelerated along the highway without his input and could not be stopped by the brakes alone. He could shift the vehicle between drive and neutral and did this as the engine revved at full throttle with his foot on the brake.
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