On March 10, I relayed the troubles that Toyota faced after reports of a runaway Prius in California.
Toyota has not been able to replicate the problem. They found the accelerator in perfect working condition. The rear brakes and emergency brake were in good condition, but the front brakes showed wear from overheating.
Perhaps the world will never know what happened on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Toyota is still working on the a solution to the report that the gas pedal sticks beneath the floor mat on Prius models.