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There are 27 comments on the USA Today story from Mar 8, 2010, titled Toyota disputes critic who blames acceleration problem on elect.... In it, USA Today reports that:

Toyota , dogged by millions of recalls and claims that it still has not fixed its safety problems, took its strongest step yet Monday to silence critics who blame faulty electronics for runaway cars and trucks.

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Undercover Brother

Louisville, KY

#1 Mar 8, 2010
Aw-Soooo, Who get "Bombed" now, roundeye....!
Former Toyota Owner

United States

#2 Mar 8, 2010
Screw Toyota
Stop It

Mexico, Mexico

#3 Mar 9, 2010
Looks like all the speculation about the so called electornic glitches is just that---speculation

"The automaker says mechanical problems, not electronics, are to blame.
Expert witness for prosecution shown to be wrong.
Gilbert, who specializes in automotive technology, had tampered with wiring to create electronic glitches that could never occur on the road, said Chris Gerdes, director of Stanford University's Center for Automotive Research and the consulting firm Exponent Inc.

Gilbert's work "could result in misguided policy and unwarranted fear," Gerdes said."

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/03/08/c...
wow

United States

#4 Mar 9, 2010
Stop It wrote:
Looks like all the speculation about the so called electornic glitches is just that---speculation
"The automaker says mechanical problems, not electronics, are to blame.
Expert witness for prosecution shown to be wrong.
Gilbert, who specializes in automotive technology, had tampered with wiring to create electronic glitches that could never occur on the road, said Chris Gerdes, director of Stanford University's Center for Automotive Research and the consulting firm Exponent Inc.
Gilbert's work "could result in misguided policy and unwarranted fear," Gerdes said."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/03/08/c...
I guess you didn't see the morning news yet.Highway patrol gets in front of toyota going 94 mph to help stop it.Car was in for recall and mats replaced.Driver said the car was out of control.
TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Mar 9, 2010
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/toyota-stuck-ac...

Toyota With 'Stuck' Accelerator Hits 94 MPH, Driver Rescued by California Highway Patrol
James Sikes Brings Prius to Safe Stop With Aid of Officer in Patrol Car; 2008 Prius Not Covered By Pedal Recall
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ALL Toyotas need to be barred from ALL roads in the U.S. for EVERYONES safety.

Toyota vehicles are a danger to their driver, their passagers AND to EVERYONE ELSE on the roads in other vehicles!

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#6 Mar 9, 2010
The problem is in the DBW, Toyota will replace millions of electronic throttles before all is said and done. This will cost billions. Toyota is done.
wow

United States

#7 Mar 9, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you didn't see the morning news yet.Highway patrol gets in front of toyota going 94 mph to help stop it.Car was in for recall and mats replaced.Driver said the car was out of control.
Mats weren't replaced,oh well.Still nice to watch this company take a slow death.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#8 Mar 9, 2010
Stop It wrote:
Looks like all the speculation about the so called electornic glitches is just that---speculation
"The automaker says mechanical problems, not electronics, are to blame.
Expert witness for prosecution shown to be wrong.
Gilbert, who specializes in automotive technology, had tampered with wiring to create electronic glitches that could never occur on the road, said Chris Gerdes, director of Stanford University's Center for Automotive Research and the consulting firm Exponent Inc.
Gilbert's work "could result in misguided policy and unwarranted fear," Gerdes said."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/03/08/c...
I don’t think you quite understand. The Dr. exhibited two main issues with his test.

1 – At the time of the fault the vehicle did not revert back to failsafe mode.(Non redundancy) of which it is suppose to do.

2 – At the time of fault, no CEL light came and no trouble code was stored in the computer.

Not Good-

If anything this brings more light as we are getting closer to figuring out exactly /where\ in the electronics the problem resides.
WORLD IDIOTS RACE WAKEUP

Santa Clara, CA

#9 Mar 9, 2010
Is it Karma?

Kamikazi Toyota cars!
Honda Driver

Dartmouth, Canada

#10 Mar 9, 2010
Toyota is in serious probs. They are taking a big hit and will continue to do so.

Maybe the Japenese govt will lend them money when things get so bad soon. It worked for GM, GM wouldn't be on the road if it wasn't for American and Cdn tax payers.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#12 Mar 9, 2010
Honda Driver wrote:
Toyota is in serious probs. They are taking a big hit and will continue to do so.
Maybe the Japenese govt will lend them money when things get so bad soon. It worked for GM, GM wouldn't be on the road if it wasn't for American and Cdn tax payers.
That is one of the most peculiar argument I hear, RE they got a government sponsored bailout, ergo they got your tax money, but you will let your investment go under since they got your tax money. Priceless-

RE – Toyota has many problems, I agree.
wow

United States

#13 Mar 9, 2010
Honda Driver wrote:
Toyota is in serious probs. They are taking a big hit and will continue to do so.
Maybe the Japenese govt will lend them money when things get so bad soon. It worked for GM, GM wouldn't be on the road if it wasn't for American and Cdn tax payers.
You forgot the part about how the government and the media were going after Toyota(not Honda,Not BMW just Toyota) to pump up GM sales to save the investment made by the tax payers.Toyota has problems because they tried to blame all their problems on US workers and are still trying to pass the blame.Sometimes in the free market the government has to step in and help.Years ago we let the free market take it's course and it was called the great depression.BTW,if it weren't for the US taxpayer we wouldn/t have roadways,teachers,police,etc.
TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Mar 9, 2010
Toyota owners need to have their Toyota towed back to the dealership and refuse to make any more payments.....

American Toyota owners need to say enough already and protect themselves, their family and everyone else on the roads.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#15 Mar 9, 2010
Yup Toyota has huge problems. For lack of better terms, they are in deep doo doo.
TMMK

United States

#16 Mar 9, 2010
All you Govt. Motors employees need to stay off the computer and stop spreading your Obama lies.It's all a big conspiracy to take down Toyota and try to make you forget about them trying to ram the healthcare bill down your throats.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#17 Mar 9, 2010
Get back to work you yahoo. You’re probably one of the reasons Toyota is in such bad shape.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#18 Mar 9, 2010
The slow drip of Toyota’s self destruction continues before our very eyes.
Stop It

Mexico, Mexico

#19 Mar 10, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
The slow drip of Toyota’s self destruction continues before our very eyes.
Truth be told, this Toyota accelleration issue seems more related to economic protectionism fervor currently a red hot issue in the US.
Protectionism advocates within the general populace, business,and Government appear to have seized this issue as a huge opportunity to promote that agenda.
Granted, Toyota is the author of its own misfortunes,but it would be interesting to see what the difference would be if the same scenario happened to a domestic automaker.
We got a glimpse of something similar during bankruptcy issues for GM and Chrysler last Spring.
Stop It

Mexico, Mexico

#20 Mar 10, 2010
Sorry about the duplicate post.
Bandwidth issues here in Mexico cause a few problems.
We're using a USB modem linked wirelessly to phoneline network--not the best setup, but the most convenient for expat residents.
Lwa

Toronto, Canada

#21 Mar 10, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>
I don’t think you quite understand. The Dr. exhibited two main issues with his test.
1 – At the time of the fault the vehicle did not revert back to failsafe mode.(Non redundancy) of which it is suppose to do.
2 – At the time of fault, no CEL light came and no trouble code was stored in the computer.
Not Good-
If anything this brings more light as we are getting closer to figuring out exactly /where\ in the electronics the problem resides.
Except Toyota showed that other cars like Fords, Subarus, etc did the EXACT same thing. Now everybody is laughing at the guy for being full of crap. The only people who still this crap are gullible fools.

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