Toyota recalls gas pedals

Toyota recalls gas pedals

There are 28 comments on the www.freep.com story from Nov 25, 2009, titled Toyota recalls gas pedals. In it, www.freep.com reports that:

To quell rising consumer worries from its largest ever recall, Toyota Motor Corp. will shorten the gas pedal and install a new brake system on some of 3.8 million vehicles recalled because of the risk they may accelerate without warning.

The problem, which allegedly has caused more than a dozen fatalities and resulted in more than 100 formal complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

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liner

Bronx, NY

#23 Dec 5, 2009
camry junk wrote:
Toyota is junk!! I owned one just long enough!!!! 10 days, Hesitation downshifting, paint on front bumper falls off, the radio displayed these little bar like things and you could not turn vol or change radio station untill i turned car off and restarted, front pass seat wobbled side to side at 25 mph, this was an 07 camry le purchased june 07, now its on its 4th owner with only 37000 miles GEEEEEE wounder why, OHHH it must be the great trade in value the honest dealer (down east toyota in brewer maine) gives!!
You're sob story is getting old.
If I dumped a lemon, I'd be glad to be rid of it and never look back. You seem to be obsessed with it, even tracking how many owners it's had and how many miles it has. Personally, I think you're full of it and so's your fairytale story.
camry junk

Bar Harbor, ME

#24 Dec 5, 2009
liner wrote:
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You're sob story is getting old.
If I dumped a lemon, I'd be glad to be rid of it and never look back. You seem to be obsessed with it, even tracking how many owners it's had and how many miles it has. Personally, I think you're full of it and so's your fairytale story.
Go buy one of these dangerous pos tell a family member to drive it! Tell me how safe you feel about this??? Enjoy driving one of these pos! Well go buy one till then comment on other posts. OOHHHHHHHH ya that right you already do!!
Fairytail story???? Everything I post is the truth!! I know why you say that, because it is soooooooooooo wrong for a car dealer to do this It can not be true right??? Well it is true!!! And down east toyta did this to me and several other people according to don our salesman telling us that the saturday we purchased our camry he sold 3 and two have come back. I even had people ask how I got my old car back, because det told them they were not doing that anymore!! This car is a DANGEROUS lemon!!! so please go buy one!!!
eskymi

Marquette, MI

#25 Dec 5, 2009
My family drives 3 Toyota's and I feel safe. I am not disputing the SUA situation. Although certain posters will not want to hear it, these SUA problems affect almost all makes/models, even the good old USA companies. I am not an Asian lover as I have been called, or a traitor, unlike most of the people that post here, I am a realist and can look at things objectively.

I have read the complaints about SUA and all that jive, but I have seen 35-40 complaints on the NHTSA site of SUA involving just the Ford F150 (2007-2009), I seem to remember that VW recalled a lot of Jetta's after 40-50 complaints (on the NHTSA site for just the 2009 model) of trannies that acted as if they were in neutral. People were merging into highway traffic and stepped on the pedal and nothing. Just as dangerous as SUA, but all you read about is Toyota SUA or Toyota Corollas and Matrixs stalling.

Why? Because Toyota is in the spotlight. The driver in San Diego was in a Toyota. Had it been a Ford or VW those companies would be all over the news about their problems. But the media will not do much of a report on the F150 SUA problems or VW's tranny problems, whY? Because it's not good news. No one died in such a tragic way. And face it, America loves to feel sympathetic to poor people who were tragically killed, blah blah.

Toyota in the pickle barrel so any slip the make will be splashed all around.

Guess what...the media has been quite lately about Pro Wrestlers dying young, but since Eddie Fatu (Umaga) passed away, now the WWE will be under scrutiny again. There will be numerous stories about wrestlers dying young.

Funny thing about the media is they will leave out important facts such as a couple were killed in auto accidents, or drug overdoses, or in falls, or cancer, basically stuff that has nothing to do with wrestling..but that isn't good storytelling. So they'll exagerrate the deaths and leave out a few details to make it a good story.

That's the media and I find it funny that people fall for that crap. Don't believe 1/2 of what you see or hear and the other half is pure BS.
liner

Bronx, NY

#26 Dec 5, 2009
camry junk wrote:
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Go buy one of these dangerous pos tell a family member to drive it! Tell me how safe you feel about this??? Enjoy driving one of these pos! Well go buy one till then comment on other posts. OOHHHHHHHH ya that right you already do!!
Fairytail story???? Everything I post is the truth!! I know why you say that, because it is soooooooooooo wrong for a car dealer to do this It can not be true right??? Well it is true!!! And down east toyta did this to me and several other people according to don our salesman telling us that the saturday we purchased our camry he sold 3 and two have come back. I even had people ask how I got my old car back, because det told them they were not doing that anymore!! This car is a DANGEROUS lemon!!! so please go buy one!!!
My wife drives a Camry. Never let her down. Very happy with it. Just because you had the bad luck to get a lemon, doesn't mean everybody who buys a Camry winds up with a lemon. If they did, Toyota would've been bankrupt by now.(cough::GM Chrysler::cough) Instead, the Camry is the 2nd best selling vehicle behind the Ford F150. I just think it's arrogant of you to call all those thousands of car buyers stupid, because you got a lemon.
I would agree with you that car dealers in general suck at customer service. Not all of them, but lots of them.
My point in my tirade against you is that: you've made your point many times on these boards. By continuing with the same story week after week month after month, you come across not as someone wronged by Toyota, but as someone with an agenda. That's the point where people begin to doubt your story.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#27 Dec 5, 2009
Toyota is the next yr or two will see huge losses in sales...Buyers are leaving toyota
liner

Bronx, NY

#28 Dec 5, 2009
Vance1 wrote:
Toyota is the next yr or two will see huge losses in sales...Buyers are leaving toyota
Who are you kidding? Second best selling vehicle in the U S of A.
They're leaving Toyota dealers alright....with new Toyotas.
eskymi

Marquette, MI

#29 Dec 6, 2009
liner wrote:
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Who are you kidding? Second best selling vehicle in the U S of A.
They're leaving Toyota dealers alright....with new Toyotas.
HI YO!!!!!
Rim shot!!!!
Ba dum bum
liner

Bronx, NY

#30 Dec 6, 2009
eskymi wrote:
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HI YO!!!!!
Rim shot!!!!
Ba dum bum
Thank you, I'll be here all week!

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