Solve Toyota's Acceleration Problem, Win a Cool $1M
Edmunds.com notes that Toyota itself isn't sure if problem's really fixed
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2010 9:04 AM CST
In this Feb. 28, 2010 photo, the Toyota company logo is shown on the nose of an 2010 Toyota Prius sedan at an Englewood, Colo., Toyota dealership.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Edmunds.com is offering a $1 million prize for anyone who can replicate, diagnose, and fix Toyota’s unintended acceleration problem. Sure, Toyota’s US president told Congress that the issue was fully resolved, but the auto information site isn’t convinced. “He said himself that he’s not 100% certain that this is the only fix or the only problem,” said an Edmunds spokesman. “So we don’t know the problem is really fixed.”

To claim the prize, you’ll have to “re-create unintended acceleration in a car and then solve that problem and prove the whole thing to us,” Edmunds' CEO tells the LA Times. If multiple people find solutions, the money will be split. “We can’t give everyone a million dollars.” He insisted this wasn’t just a publicity stunt, and said the site would share anything it learned. “Hopefully this all works, because it could save lives.”