NHTSA knew of Toyota problems - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com "Government regulators were warned about acceleration problems with several Toyota models as early as 2008, according to documents obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, but did not act on complaints, in at least one case citing a lack of resources." My belief is that the NHTSA is as complicit in Toyota's problems today as is Toyota. By relegating oversight to an afterthought, the government let the people down as well as Toyota, which may have benefitted from an earlier disclosure. Had problems been dealt with in a controlled way earlier, they would have not snowballed and spiraled out of control. Oversight agencies that don't provide adequate oversight are USELESS!