Documents Allegedly Reveal Toyota Able to Recreate Sudden Acceleration

Aug 3, 2010 Full story: abcnews.go.com 11

This is bad news for Toyota. Attorneys suing Toyota claim that internal company documents show that as long as seven years ago the automaker was able to confirm cases of sudden unintended acceleration that did not involve driver error, and as recently as this year recreated sudden acceleration in a Toyota without driver error.

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“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#1 Aug 3, 2010
This is very interesting.

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Since: Jun 09

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#2 Aug 3, 2010
Pandora's Box?
liner

Patchogue, NY

#3 Aug 3, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
This is very interesting.
Yes, it is interesting. But that's all it is. The entire article consists of allegations by attorneys suing Toyota. And you surely remember ABC news vs Chevy pickup's exploding gas tanks back a few years. That turned out badly, didn't it?

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#4 Aug 3, 2010
Toyota’s own documents are a bit different than planting explosives on a gas tank. At any rate, it was NBC, not ABC.

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#5 Aug 3, 2010
This news is huge and it shall stay on the front page.
disillusioned

Miamisburg, OH

#6 Aug 3, 2010
The Toyota officials own testimony is now discredited by these internal documents. If top management did not know about the documents, that tells us something about the communication (or lack of) in that organization. If they did know, this is a classic cover-up.
Remember Watergate? Monica Lewinsky?

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#7 Aug 3, 2010
They knew all along.

“Gettin Guts”

Since: Feb 09

Cadillac Michigan

#8 Aug 3, 2010
liner wrote:
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Yes, it is interesting. But that's all it is. The entire article consists of allegations by attorneys suing Toyota. And you surely remember ABC news vs Chevy pickup's exploding gas tanks back a few years. That turned out badly, didn't it?
A historical perspective is important when evaluating these cases.
Toyota introduced the ETCS "drive-by-wire" system in 2002.
The fact that there were already 6 cases by mid-2003 is no cause for complacency.
Toyota lied and they will face justice. Good

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Dallas, TX.

#9 Aug 4, 2010
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According to the lawsuit another document, allegedly a Toyota dealership report, states that a Toyota dealer verified two separate SUA incidents with a 2005 Toyota Sequoia, and identified the probable cause as a "software issue of the engine control unit." In another case, the lawsuit claims a 2003 field technical report stated that a Toyota technician verified, in the words of the complaint, a "surge event ... even where the scan tool showed no trouble code."

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The truth finally starts to ooze out.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#10 Aug 4, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
Toyota’s own documents are a bit different than planting explosives on a gas tank. At any rate, it was NBC, not ABC.
NBC it was. I stand corrected.

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Since: Jun 09

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#11 Aug 4, 2010
liner wrote:
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NBC it was. I stand corrected.
It’s ancient history. On the other hand, Toyota’s issues are piling up and this story has legs. Watch it unfold. It’s a shame none of these yahoo trollers want to actually discuss the situation in an intelligent manner. Sigh-

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