Toyota's history of concealing safety issues

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  1. #126 Innotech, Mar 8, 2010
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  2. #127 Tipo F130A, Mar 8, 2010
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    Yeah, my dad was telling me this earlier, more likely the driver panicked and didn't shift it into neutral, but of course it's easier to just blame Toyota.
     
  3. no its fine to blame Toyota but he still needs to learn to shift into neutral.
     
  4. It's fine to blame Toyota for the initial problem, but it seems like the media wants everyone to think that a stuck accelerator always results in an unavoidable crash. You'd think they'd want to promote emergency driving safety instead.
     
  5. #130 20000 RPM, Mar 8, 2010
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  6. Yeah it is, just not into reverse.
     
  7. You can shift into any gear while driving to stop unintended acceleration. The car won't engage reverse gear, but it will disengage the engine.
     
  8. #133 lucky strike, Mar 9, 2010
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    http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1003_sudden_acceleration_the_early_years/index.html

    good read

    "€œWe soon bumped into what was called electromagnetic interference (EMI) while conducting calibration exercises to improve drivability. One day we were driving past the WJR radio transmitterâ€s located in suburban Detroit and one of the most powerful broadcast towers in the country €”when the engine suddenly flooded out and died. The radio waves so confused the Electrojector injection system that it began filling the engine'€™s oil sump with raw fuel."
     
  9. how's the lottery
     
  10. #135 ScientificMaps, Mar 9, 2010
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    Some newer autos will hold the drive gear above a certain throttle position. You can put it in neutral, but it wont disengage the wheels from the tranny until the throttle is let off.
     
  11. #136 V8stangman, Mar 15, 2010
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    Runaway Prius hoax & Toyota Prius hoax will embolden Toyota in recall matters

    New York: Runaway Prius hoax & Toyota Prius hoax will embolden Toyota in recall matters. Investigators from Toyota and NHTSA failed to duplicate a runaway acceleration of a 2008 hybrid Prius, which was reported as unable to stop while moving in 95mph on a California highway last week.

    The incident occurred when a 61-year-old, James Sikes was driving his Prius car. The driver immediately called up 911 and sought for advice. But, at last a patrol officer helped him stop the vehicle with directions though a loudspeaker.

    "On our test drive, the field technician tried to duplicate the same experience that Mr. Sikes experienced," a Toyota official said "After about two hours of driving he was unsuccessful. Every time the technician placed the gas pedal to the floor and the brake pedal to the floor the engine shut off and the car immediately started to slow down."

    Toyota technicians, NHTSA officials and Sikes itself were present while the Prius was being tested by the technicians. Toyota technician failed to spot any problem with the car in their two-hour long driving.

    Meantime, reports suggested that the primary finding by the joint investigation stressed that the driver has not fully applied force over a sustained period at high speeds. People familiar with the investigations said that Toyota is about to disclose the findings soon.

    It is expected that there will be a press conference by the Japanese car maker Monday afternoon. Then, the company will share "preliminary findings of the company's technical investigation" into the issue.

    Whatever, Toyota officials said that the problems do not appear to be glitch related with electronics, instead it may be some mechanical problem.

    In the meanwhile, Sikes attorney requested to believe his client's story. He added that his client was not looking for any compensation from Toyota. He just wanted to let the world know of what he experienced while driving.



    http://www.khabrein.info/news/Runaway_Prius_hoax___Toyota_Prius_hoax_will_embolden_Toyota_in_recall_matters_1268684987/
     
  12. Toyota>V8stangman
     
  13. Don't argue w/ the caveman.
     
  14. ROFL
     
  15. Somehow I think this is all a bit of a media hype.

    But call me crazy.
     
  16. Don't mess with me.<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
     
  17. RESPECT THE ELDERLY
     
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  19. Don't make me post pandasis/pamdamum pics
     
  20. lol
     
  21. #146 numbers, Mar 16, 2010
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  22. #148 AMGrulz, Mar 16, 2010
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  23. Its what I've been saying all along, but its nice to see someone go out and prove it.
     
  24. #150 PandaBeat, Mar 16, 2010
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