Stuck gas pedal causes 2nd major Toyota recall

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Toyota Motor Corp. built its reputation in the U.S. as a maker of safe and dependable vehicles, but the quality of the Japanese automaker's fleet continues to be tarnished by serious safety recalls.

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FrankL

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Jan 22, 2010
 
Where are all the posters talking about it is the idiot driver's fault? Seems like Toyota has some engineering issues. Audi went through the same thing in the 80s, kept trying to deny and blame the drivers, eventually they had to pull the models from the market and come out with new ones.
Dr Kildare

Saint Paul, MN

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Jan 22, 2010
 
Dependable, not any more or less than most cars. Safe?
Toyota

Plymouth, MN

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Jan 22, 2010
 
"Moving Forward..."

....at a really, really fast clip!
Saving a buck cost them two.

Since: Dec 09

Ishpeming, MI

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Jan 22, 2010
 
An additional 600,000 cars with accelerator problems. Well at least they are covering all the models in one way or another.
Bixmen

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Jan 22, 2010
 
Actually FrankL, Audi's problem turned out to be driver error. the gas and brake pedals were closer together than people expected, and they were accidentally hitting the throttle. The incident falsely tarnished the Audi 5000, so they renamed it, but didn't redesign it.

No scions or Lexus models in this latest recall, so they aren't quite hitting all the models, either.

Since: Dec 09

Ishpeming, MI

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Jan 22, 2010
 
Well most Lexus cars are in the floor mat recall. I am sure SCION will be recalled sooner than later.
Supra TT

United States

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Jan 22, 2010
 
Interesting to see how Toyota's world renowned "Kaizen" methodology will handle this fiasco.
speedy

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Jan 22, 2010
 

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Bixmen wrote:
Actually FrankL, Audi's problem turned out to be driver error. the gas and brake pedals were closer together than people expected, and they were accidentally hitting the throttle. The incident falsely tarnished the Audi 5000, so they renamed it, but didn't redesign it.
No scions or Lexus models in this latest recall, so they aren't quite hitting all the models, either.
Isn't it interesting. The pedals are not in the same place as the old Buick, thus the car maker is at fault.
I enjoy all makes of cars from early muscle cars to the exotics. I work on, and drive them all. Never once had a sudden accel moment, except those I did for fun.
We do not have a car problem, we have a stupid driver problem. I have had throttles get wedged under floor mats, yep, wide open. easy fix, get on the brake and cut the ignition. Problem solved.
Why are the dumbasses incapable of grasping such a simple concept?

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