US road safety officials have announced that the amount of deaths from recall-related accidents is higher than first thought. Bosses are now claiming that 89 people have died in sudden acceleration crashes rather than 52 as they first thought.
The American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that the deaths are a result of 71 accidents since the year 2000. It previously believed that there had been only 43 accidents.
The NHTSA also claimed to have received 6,200 complaints as opposed to 2,600 when it last reported on the recalls in March.
James Lentz, Toyota's US sales president, stressed that the company had inspected 2,000 vehicles and found no electronic faults that could cause unnecessary acceleration.
The Japanese firm will fit brake override systems to its cars from next year, as will ten other manufacturers. It will also retro-fit seven current models with similar software.