Toyota drivers report issues after repair of gas pedal

Apr 14, 2010 Full story: USA Today 52

At least 131 Toyota owners report experiencing unintended acceleration after their recalled vehicles were repaired at dealerships, a USA TODAY review of federal records shows.

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liner

Bronx, NY

#21 Jul 4, 2010
Largeballs wrote:
YES
yes what?
Disillusioned

Miamisburg, OH

#22 Jul 4, 2010
A number of technology savvy people are still convinced that there are electronic issues involved in at least some incidents of unintended acceleration. Pedal repairs will not fix those problems. Of course human error accounts for many of the reports.
uncle sam

Bronx, NY

#23 Jul 5, 2010
well thats what u get for buying crap jap cars.dont dare call yourself an american while u drive one of these cars !!!!!
liner

Bronx, NY

#24 Jul 5, 2010
uncle sam wrote:
well thats what u get for buying crap jap cars.dont dare call yourself an american while u drive one of these cars !!!!!
Go pound sand sammy. We're as American as you. Maybe more so.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#25 Jul 5, 2010
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
Go pound sand sammy. We're as American as you. Maybe more so.
sorry "Never"

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#26 Jul 5, 2010
uncle sam wrote:
well thats what u get for buying crap jap cars.dont dare call yourself an american while u drive one of these cars !!!!!
100 % correct
and check out those ones with their made in china USA flag stickers
and Obama/biden banners
Dr Murphy

Albany, OR

#27 Jul 5, 2010
We will never purchase another Jap car. Our children need safe transportation and Japanese cars don't provide that.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#28 Jul 5, 2010
Dr Murphy wrote:
We will never purchase another Jap car. Our children need safe transportation and Japanese cars don't provide that.
you are so right..thanks
disillusioned

Miamisburg, OH

#29 Jul 5, 2010
Many cars from American car companies have more foreign content than Japanese cars. Camry is 80% American components. The suspect gas pedals were made in Indiana.
I would prefer to buy American too, but we really have to research our purchase to know just how "American" a car actually is. American companies of all kinds are increasingly outsourcing everything from production to customer service. I dont like it, but its a fact.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#30 Jul 6, 2010
Dr Murphy wrote:
We will never purchase another Jap car. Our children need safe transportation and Japanese cars don't provide that.
What if you don't have any children? OK to buy a "Jap" car then?
uncle sam

Bronx, NY

#31 Jul 6, 2010
ohh please,do you believe that crap about american cars not being american made ?? go to detroit and say that to the average joe blow on the street.next time u drive past an accident,look at the damage to the jap car as compared to an american car.its just cheap mass produced crap,american cars are now as relaible if not more relaible than the jap counterparts so there are no excuses if you want to save american jobs.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#32 Jul 6, 2010
disillusioned wrote:
Many cars from American car companies have more foreign content than Japanese cars. Camry is 80% American components. The suspect gas pedals were made in Indiana.
I would prefer to buy American too, but we really have to research our purchase to know just how "American" a car actually is. American companies of all kinds are increasingly outsourcing everything from production to customer service. I dont like it, but its a fact.
Denso components had problems too.
disillusioned

Miamisburg, OH

#33 Jul 6, 2010
A Toyota Camry is built in Georgetown Kentucky and has 80% American made components.
A Ford Fusion is built in Hermosillo Mexico and has about 50% American made components.
A lot more American workers are involved with the Camry than the Fusion.
Again, I dont like all the outsourcing. I am not defending it. But not all "American" cars are using a great amount of American workers. That is simply a fact.
SmarterThanYou

San Jose, CA

#34 Jul 6, 2010
John Redcorn wrote:
Toyota drivers are all for the Globalazation and Big Socialistic Government
Redcorn, Isn't that a bit over-reaching? What then, of General Motors and Chrysler owners? Aren't those the two brands that are actually OWNED by our new government/regime? So if you buy GM or Chrysler now are you supporting big government? Where's the connection between owning a Toyota and supporting Socialism?

“Gettin Guts”

Since: Feb 09

Cadillac Michigan

#35 Jul 6, 2010
disillusioned wrote:
A Toyota Camry is built in Georgetown Kentucky and has 80% American made components.
A Ford Fusion is built in Hermosillo Mexico and has about 50% American made components.
A lot more American workers are involved with the Camry than the Fusion.
Again, I dont like all the outsourcing. I am not defending it. But not all "American" cars are using a great amount of American workers. That is simply a fact.
No, that is not a fact. American auto manufacturers and suppliers employ massive amounts of Americans and these numbers have always been sales weighted hence the Camry. Further, itís a completely flawed methodology Toyota - among other things tries to massively misrepresent Canadian production as the same as Japanese in value when instead it logically counts as American.

Without getting too deep, just remember this:
"Figures lie and liars figure".

BUY AMERICAN FROM AMERICAN COMPANIES
SmarterThanYou

San Jose, CA

#36 Jul 6, 2010
uncle sam wrote:
ohh please,do you believe that crap about american cars not being american made ?? go to detroit and say that to the average joe blow on the street.next time u drive past an accident,look at the damage to the jap car as compared to an american car.its just cheap mass produced crap,american cars are now as relaible if not more relaible than the jap counterparts so there are no excuses if you want to save american jobs.
BS. Who do you know in Detroit? I know hundreds of people there because my work takes me there on a regular basis. This is NOT the consensus there. They may not like Toyota or Japanese cars in general (understandable considering what the big 3 represent to them) but most would never say Toyota's are bad cars, it's a lot more personal than that and has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that they feel like traitors buying anything Japanese. However, most people there will readily admit their American pride has been been badly shaken in the recent decades because they KNOW the Big 3 were building crap for many years. Interestingly, different standards apply to German cars...the majority of people in Detroit take no offense if you drive a German car (although you will most certainly be considered a snob) and the German cars have nearly always ranked well below the American and Japanese brands for quality (in terms of reliability, not speaking of the subjective measures like driving feel, etc).

Also, since you seem to be drawing conclusions from anecdotal evidence regarding how a Japanese car will stand up to an American car in an accident, about a month ago I saw a late 90's Toyota 4Runner hit an early 2000's Suburban. I laughed when I passed by because the 4Runner was nearly unscathed while the front of the Suburban was pretty much demolished. Toyota's have a long standing reputation of crashworthiness. In this case, it was probably more about how the two vehicles collided...but you are missing the point, it's not about what the vehicle looks like after the crash as much as how the driver and passengers fare. Cars are made to absorb an impact and distribute the force around the passengers, also known as crumple zones, and not anything new...You sound like you are making things up, just like most of the people posting here.
SmarterThanYou

San Jose, CA

#37 Jul 6, 2010
uncle sam wrote:
well thats what u get for buying crap jap cars.dont dare call yourself an american while u drive one of these cars !!!!!
Tell that to all of the good Americans that build Toyota's and Honda's here in the good ole USA. Mercedes and BMW and others also have assembly plants here...why doesn't anyone attack them?
GM, Ford and Chrysler must love that they don't have to do a thing to get you fired up against their biggest competitor, you are probably doing them some good.
Reason me this: how in the hell does Toyota become the #1 automaker by building crap for all these years? What parallel universe did you grow up in? All I can say is I have owned enough GM and Ford products to make me genuinely scared of ever going back to them, even though I want to believe they really are great cars now. Got burned way too many times with huge repair bills and pathetic resale.
SmarterThanYou

San Jose, CA

#38 Jul 6, 2010
Largeballs wrote:
<quoted text>No, that is not a fact. American auto manufacturers and suppliers employ massive amounts of Americans and these numbers have always been sales weighted hence the Camry. Further, itís a completely flawed methodology Toyota - among other things tries to massively misrepresent Canadian production as the same as Japanese in value when instead it logically counts as American.
Without getting too deep, just remember this:
"Figures lie and liars figure".
BUY AMERICAN FROM AMERICAN COMPANIES
Mr LargeBalls, what about Ford's, Chev's and Chryslers made in Mexico? Should we just avoid those models and only purchase those that are 100% sourced and assembled here in the USA? Maybe you can educate us on which models we can select from, eh?

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#39 Jul 6, 2010
SmarterThanYou wrote:
<quoted text>
BS. Who do you know in Detroit? I know hundreds of people there because my work takes me there on a regular basis. This is NOT the consensus there. They may not like Toyota or Japanese cars in general (understandable considering what the big 3 represent to them) but most would never say Toyota's are bad cars, it's a lot more personal than that and has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that they feel like traitors buying anything Japanese. However, most people there will readily admit their American pride has been been badly shaken in the recent decades because they KNOW the Big 3 were building crap for many years. Interestingly, different standards apply to German cars...the majority of people in Detroit take no offense if you drive a German car (although you will most certainly be considered a snob) and the German cars have nearly always ranked well below the American and Japanese brands for quality (in terms of reliability, not speaking of the subjective measures like driving feel, etc).
Also, since you seem to be drawing conclusions from anecdotal evidence regarding how a Japanese car will stand up to an American car in an accident, about a month ago I saw a late 90's Toyota 4Runner hit an early 2000's Suburban. I laughed when I passed by because the 4Runner was nearly unscathed while the front of the Suburban was pretty much demolished. Toyota's have a long standing reputation of crashworthiness. In this case, it was probably more about how the two vehicles collided...but you are missing the point, it's not about what the vehicle looks like after the crash as much as how the driver and passengers fare. Cars are made to absorb an impact and distribute the force around the passengers, also known as crumple zones, and not anything new...You sound like you are making things up, just like most of the people posting here.
I grew up in Detroit. I know the LFA Driver died at the scene while the Germans lived.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#40 Jul 6, 2010
SmarterThanYou wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell that to all of the good Americans that build Toyota's and Honda's here in the good ole USA. Mercedes and BMW and others also have assembly plants here...why doesn't anyone attack them?
GM, Ford and Chrysler must love that they don't have to do a thing to get you fired up against their biggest competitor, you are probably doing them some good.
Reason me this: how in the hell does Toyota become the #1 automaker by building crap for all these years? What parallel universe did you grow up in? All I can say is I have owned enough GM and Ford products to make me genuinely scared of ever going back to them, even though I want to believe they really are great cars now. Got burned way too many times with huge repair bills and pathetic resale.
Sacrifice your fellow countrymen because you were burnt by Americans at GM thirty years ago. Genius-

Toyota never did become #1 in this country. Sit back and watch that ship sink.

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