Feds Clear Toyota On Throttle Issues; Steering Issue Remains?

Aug 10, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TheCarConnection

Toyota-and Toyota owners-can breathe a little easier with a finding from the federal government released today.

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truthbtold

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Aug 11, 2010
 
throw enough money at anything and it will go away,.
disillusioned

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There is definitely some contradictory information. The Brian Ross ABC investigative report discussed on another thread revealed several internal documents from Toyota dealers dating back to 2003 giving a different story. Several unexplained findings of unintended acceleration were verified by dealers. Some reports indicated that the cause appereared to be electronic.
While these instances appear to be very rare, they should not exonerate Toyota in every instance. Driver error probably explains many of the instances, but not all of them.
It may be very difficult to re-create this phenomenon if in fact the glitches are extremely rare. Real life on the road experiences cannot always be duplicated in tests.
Every incident is not reported to the NHTSB. I know at least one person who did not report a sticking accelerator because the car was old and he felt that mechanical things simply start failing with age. It is likely that all manufacturers experience some such failures on occasion.
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disillusioned wrote:
There is definitely some contradictory information. The Brian Ross ABC investigative report discussed on another thread revealed several internal documents from Toyota dealers dating back to 2003 giving a different story. Several unexplained findings of unintended acceleration were verified by dealers. Some reports indicated that the cause appereared to be electronic.
While these instances appear to be very rare, they should not exonerate Toyota in every instance. Driver error probably explains many of the instances, but not all of them.
It may be very difficult to re-create this phenomenon if in fact the glitches are extremely rare. Real life on the road experiences cannot always be duplicated in tests.
Every incident is not reported to the NHTSB. I know at least one person who did not report a sticking accelerator because the car was old and he felt that mechanical things simply start failing with age. It is likely that all manufacturers experience some such failures on occasion.
Agree.
Mike

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disillusioned wrote:
There is definitely some contradictory information. The Brian Ross ABC investigative report discussed on another thread revealed several internal documents from Toyota dealers dating back to 2003 giving a different story. Several unexplained findings of unintended acceleration were verified by dealers. Some reports indicated that the cause appereared to be electronic.
While these instances appear to be very rare, they should not exonerate Toyota in every instance. Driver error probably explains many of the instances, but not all of them.
It may be very difficult to re-create this phenomenon if in fact the glitches are extremely rare. Real life on the road experiences cannot always be duplicated in tests.
Every incident is not reported to the NHTSB. I know at least one person who did not report a sticking accelerator because the car was old and he felt that mechanical things simply start failing with age. It is likely that all manufacturers experience some such failures on occasion.
Rare! Tell that to those people who got killed D!PSH!T.
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Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Rare! Tell that to those people who got killed D!PSH!T.
How do you know they were killed by their Toyotas? How do you know they just didn't have their foot on the wrong pedal? That's right, you DON'T know, because you didn't read the story.
Just the Truth

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You know the Feds are probably right

If they were too stupid to buy a Toyota, they were probably too stupid to confuse the brake pedal with the gas pedal.
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Just the Truth wrote:
You know the Feds are probably right
If they were too stupid to buy a Toyota, they were probably too stupid to confuse the brake pedal with the gas pedal.
I think I know what you're trying to say.......if they were stupid enough to buy a Toyota, then they were probably stupid enough to confuse the brake pedal with the gas pedal. Right?
Mike

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I think I know what you both are trying to saying. How confused am I. LMAO!!!!
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I think I know what you both are trying to saying. How confused am I. LMAO!!!!
If you're confused, you're in the right place!
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The next car Toyota will produce, "The Toyota Recall". LMAO!!!!

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