Toyota to recall 2.3 million vehicles with gas-pedal issue

There are 8 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jan 21, 2010, titled Toyota to recall 2.3 million vehicles with gas-pedal issue. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will recall 2.3 million vehicles because their gas pedals can stick open, potentially causing unintended acceleration.

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sakbut

Hilton Head Island, SC

#1 Jan 22, 2010
This TOYOTA issue is bigger than it seems.

The floor mat story was foolish. I have a
2009 Camry, and the accelerator pedal does
not come close the the factory floor mat.

Miraculously, they now have included
"installing throttle override software"
in the equation. There may be something
unpredictable in the "drive by wire" system.

Either
1. they do not know what is wrong
or
2. they know what is wrong and they
do not want to admit their errors.

Stay tuned.
sakbut

Hilton Head Island, SC

#2 Jan 22, 2010
MORE INFO

Toyota Electronic Throttle Control To Blame?
Toyota denied that it even had a sudden acceleration problem for more than five years. Even when Toyota acknowledged there could be a problem, it did so by making "inaccurate and misleading" statements about the safety of Toyota vehicles and received a strong public rebuke from the regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The findings from the independent investigators at the San Diego County Sheriff's Department further bolster the findings of independent safety experts that the Toyota electronic throttle -- not floor mats -- is to blame for these unintended acceleration events.

Sean Kane, an Independent safety expert of Safety Research & Strategies, has identified more than 2,100 Toyota sudden acceleration events. Many of these events occurred in vehicles with no floor mats at all.

Consumer Reports also confirmed that many of the sudden acceleration events occurred in vehicles with no floor mats stating "There was something else, outside the cabin, that was causing the problem."

While Toyota initially tried to blame the accelerator troubles on a floor mat issue, it became evident that this was not simply a floor mat problem. Independent safety experts continue to point to Toyota's electronic throttle controls, not the floor mats, as the source of the sudden acceleration defect
Toyota

United States

#3 Jan 22, 2010
All toyota owners are brain washed into thinking their cars never have any problems. They have been getting away with silent recalls for ever. I learned my lesson with toyota 30 years ago. How come they aren't getting slammed the way Audi did when they had this problem.
Marvin

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 23, 2010
If you believe a Jap, get ready for another Pearl Harbor. I can't believe all the ignorant people who claim to be Americans who drive those POS's
Tina

Amherst, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2010
I hope everyone sues them its the only way they will take notice and fix them.
liner

Rocky Point, NY

#6 Jan 24, 2010
Marvin wrote:
If you believe a Jap, get ready for another Pearl Harbor. I can't believe all the ignorant people who claim to be Americans who drive those POS's
That's right Marv, everybody is wrong, except you of course.

Since: Dec 09

Marquette, MI

#7 Jan 24, 2010
Tina wrote:
I hope everyone sues them its the only way they will take notice and fix them.
Such stupidity. I guess 5 million vehicles being recalled is considered DOING NOTHING!

The floor mat recall, or the sticky throttle recall might be misguided...it might be a programming error in the ETC, who knows....but no one on these forums knows what the problem is...so if you are an intelligent person you would look at it objectively and say "might be the wrong solution, but at least they are recalling the cars in an attempt to fix them."
Stupid

Sound Beach, NY

#8 Jan 24, 2010
Remember when they said for evryone to run out and remove there floor mats. Now it's a bogus worn out pedal.

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