To the Editor:
This is in regard to Jim Lane's Feb. 15 response to your coverage of Toyota's unintended acceleration problems and possible coverups.
He wrote: "But does a respected international player deserve a rag paper treatment? I think not."
My congratulations to you for covering a serious problem that has been linked to accidents, injuries and deaths.
Does Toyota really deserve any respect for trying to cover this up?
The Feb. 15 story "Lawmaker: Toyota knew of electronic defects" said Toyota had sent service bulletins to dealers about speed-control problems as far back as 2002.
As a former new-car dealer and repair shop owner, I know many manufacturers discover problems and have recalls.
But Toyota's are not just the average recalls; they involve life-and-death issues.
And in criticizing you for honoring Ralph Nader, the letter writer is wrong again.
Despite the criticism he got, Nader was right.