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braking the car accelerated

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by robert, May 18, 2007.

  1. May 18, 2007 at 5:08 AM
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    robert

    robert [OP] Active Member

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    Hey has anyone had a problem with the Tacoma accelerating while braking. I have and I found one other person that has had the same problem? If anyone has please contact me. I don't drink or any thing, but maybe I should! :
     
  2. May 18, 2007 at 5:28 AM
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    You must have a big right foot. One that steps on both the gas and brake pedal at the same time. Big work boots can do that too.
     
  3. May 18, 2007 at 5:41 AM
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    No all bull set aside This really did happen to me. and it scared the livin sh*(*#t out of me and 2 cars that almost t_boned me. I live in the LA area and traffic is so bad that at any given time there is on coming traffic at any given intersection. And like I said I do not drink or anything. and I was wearing tennis shoes at the time. So it was not a big boot or heavy foot. just be careful. I have been driving for over 30 years[/I]If it happens, let me know if you could.
     
  4. May 18, 2007 at 10:48 AM
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    I would not discount the idea that you hit both pedals too easily.

    I did this 2 or 3 times in my old 94 Toyota pick up. One time I had flip flops on and it was obvious what happened.

    The first time I did it I swore it happened on it's own. I could not believe that I may have pushed both pedals.
     
  5. May 18, 2007 at 2:02 PM
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    There's the problem!

    BTW, the gas pedal has a tendency to get stuck on some floor mats like the WeatherTeck floor mats. That has happened to me a few times. All I do is move the mat back towards the seat, have a few cold one's and Eat Steak! :hungry:
     
  6. May 19, 2007 at 6:45 PM
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    I called a friend of mine who is a service manager at Toyota. We checked it out. And he said that he has not heard of this problem before. I did buy some after market thick rubber mats. but I looked right after it happened to make sure that nothing was obstructing the gas or brake pedals and they were clear. It has not happened again so maybe it was only in my mind??:crazy:
     
  7. May 20, 2007 at 9:19 AM
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    I've had the floor mat thing happen as well... Actually it had wadded up under my brake pedal... scared the crap out of me.
     
  8. May 20, 2007 at 9:48 PM
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    I hear ya. makes your nerve work!:eek:
     
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