Toyota will start fixing gas pedals

Toyota will start fixing gas pedals

There are 10 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jan 30, 2010, titled Toyota will start fixing gas pedals. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start sending parts to dealers in the coming days to fix a sticky gas pedal problem that has tarnished its image and led to the recall of 4.2 million cars and trucks on three continents, according to people briefed on the matter.

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Sara

Richmond, VA

#1 Jan 31, 2010
I wish they would hurry up and get it fix by next year. I want to earn a 4runner.
R-Smart

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jan 31, 2010
Will the first fix go to the Toyotas already on the road, or to the instock Toyotas that have not been sold yet? Let's see how Toyota treats their customer base.
rrrrrrrr

Lynwood, CA

#3 Jan 31, 2010
its bad but its good that they shut down everything just to solve the problem i think there sending out to the dealers first and then to the not sold cars
nay sayer

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#4 Jan 31, 2010
Except that the pedal manufacturer and many of the experts on the case don't believe the pedal is the problem. Toyota doesn't know what the problem is so they're blaming someone else. What will they do when this problem persists?
JunieMoon

Highland, CA

#5 Feb 1, 2010
Yes, and when will they fix the faulty ignition system -- the one that has led to the deaths of several people? I was "this close" to buying a Toyota during the Clunker program, so glad I waited. Never again. Never. They lied, even in the face of vast evidence that their cars are killers. Now they fix gas pedals and ignore the ignition. Soon the South Bay will be blighted by more than empty storefronts, MB too, as Toyota dealerships are shuttered because smart shopper go to Honda, Nissan, even a slightly inferior American car, or other brands. A sad end to a once fine product. But how can we ever feel safe or trust them again? We can't. Anyone salesperson still selling these coffins-on-wheels should be ashamed. Take your selling talents elsewhere. Don't be part of continuing the myth of a safe Toyota. Toyota = Death. They should take back every single one of these lemons and refund each purchaser. But no, that would be the right thing to do, and they certainly don't want to do that.
liner

Bronx, NY

#6 Feb 1, 2010
JunieMoon wrote:
Yes, and when will they fix the faulty ignition system -- the one that has led to the deaths of several people? I was "this close" to buying a Toyota during the Clunker program, so glad I waited. Never again. Never. They lied, even in the face of vast evidence that their cars are killers. Now they fix gas pedals and ignore the ignition. Soon the South Bay will be blighted by more than empty storefronts, MB too, as Toyota dealerships are shuttered because smart shopper go to Honda, Nissan, even a slightly inferior American car, or other brands. A sad end to a once fine product. But how can we ever feel safe or trust them again? We can't. Anyone salesperson still selling these coffins-on-wheels should be ashamed. Take your selling talents elsewhere. Don't be part of continuing the myth of a safe Toyota. Toyota = Death. They should take back every single one of these lemons and refund each purchaser. But no, that would be the right thing to do, and they certainly don't want to do that.
Oh cmon now, it's not THAT bad.
Toyota burned

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Feb 1, 2010
Deceit, deception and the anti-Christ, are alive and well at Toyota motors corp.
JunieMoon

Highland, CA

#8 Feb 1, 2010
Yes, it is that bad, and they'll tank. Back-peddling, lying and obfuscating while knowingly putting people's lives in danger should actually be perceived as a criminal act. Hopefully the government inquiry will punish them somehow. The dead families' relatives will get billions, and rightfully so, if some judge doesn't downgrade the eventual judgments. It's the only way to slap some sense and honor into these companies. The ignition fix will probably cost pennies, but that's too much for Toyota to endure, so they let people die and continue to deny. Go ahead, Liner, put your family in a Toyota and take to the road? Doesn't sound so fun, does it?
liner

Bronx, NY

#9 Feb 1, 2010
JunieMoon wrote:
Yes, it is that bad, and they'll tank. Back-peddling, lying and obfuscating while knowingly putting people's lives in danger should actually be perceived as a criminal act. Hopefully the government inquiry will punish them somehow. The dead families' relatives will get billions, and rightfully so, if some judge doesn't downgrade the eventual judgments. It's the only way to slap some sense and honor into these companies. The ignition fix will probably cost pennies, but that's too much for Toyota to endure, so they let people die and continue to deny. Go ahead, Liner, put your family in a Toyota and take to the road? Doesn't sound so fun, does it?
My wife drives a Toyota. Very happy with it...no problems. By the way, are you a lawyer? Or a drama queen?
R-Smart

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Feb 1, 2010
JunieMoon wrote:
Yes, it is that bad, and they'll tank. Back-peddling, lying and obfuscating while knowingly putting people's lives in danger should actually be perceived as a criminal act. Hopefully the government inquiry will punish them somehow. The dead families' relatives will get billions, and rightfully so, if some judge doesn't downgrade the eventual judgments. It's the only way to slap some sense and honor into these companies. The ignition fix will probably cost pennies, but that's too much for Toyota to endure, so they let people die and continue to deny. Go ahead, Liner, put your family in a Toyota and take to the road? Doesn't sound so fun, does it?
Remember, we have lost people going to outer-space and now they have learned that they need to build a better spaceship. And they did.

Demonizing the mfg. for a faulty part is to ignor their past excellant safety record. The condemnation of Toyota should be reserved for the method they use while replacing the malfunctioning part. Customers first, dealers second.

Many other auto mfg. companies have had a stroke of bad luck and they all corrected the matter and continued to march. Why can't Toyota???

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