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Good Morning America aired Toyota acceleration issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpaceMonkey, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    Anyone catch the segment on GMA regarding complaints from Toyota owners who report their cars accelerate on their own? There are reports in the hundreds. Toyota claims there is nothing wrong. There was even talk about the infamous toyota floor mats.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    Caught it.

    To be continued tonight on ABC News with Chuck Gibson...
     
  3. Nov 3, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    So why are Tacoma's (one of the models under recall) having a problem and FJ Cruiser and 4Runners are not? Same engine and electronics.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    thats all bullshit. fucking idiots cant drive. keep your foot off the gas and move your damn floor mats back.


    one persons gas pedal got stuck under the floor mat. many people are trying to do a reenactment of that. Trying to get money from toyota. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure this out.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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  7. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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  8. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    That was my exact thought after watching that video!
     
  9. Nov 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    This is the automotive equivalent of suing McDonald's for hot coffee. It has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Sad that a whole family was killed because no one in the car had the brains to know what to do when your gas pedal gets stuck. THROW THE STUPID THING IN NEUTRAL FOR GOD'S SAKE!
     
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    NHTSA did look into it:

    from this thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...tion-into-unintended-acceleration-closed.html
     
  11. Nov 3, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    ^Uh oh....Lucy, you got some splainin to do!
     
  12. Nov 3, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    How do you make a regular cab taco slow from 120 to 90?

    STOP PUSHING IT WITH YOUR BULL BAR!!
     
  13. Nov 3, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    A couple years ago Al Gore's son was pulled over for around 100 on the I-5 here in South OC in his Prius.:eek:
     
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    I sure hope those "fucking idiots" that you're referring to are not those that claim sudden acceleration. I've had it happen to me. I didn't really think much of it, because I simply threw it in neutral and killed the engine.
     
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    Tell us more...If you're really had this happen you need to shed light on the situation since it's not something we've experienced.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Tacomas do surge at a light but they don't take off.

    My fj did it.
    My 09 Tacoma did it.
    My 08 Tacoma did it.
    My wives Sequoia does it.

    I don't think it's a safety issue.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    What do you mean by "surge"?
     
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    when the ac compressor or when you have the defrost they surge every now and then. it will NOT happen in a manual transmision unless you dont have the clutch pushed in for some stupid reason at a stop.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    If it's what happens to me it is more of a lurch as if the transmission changes gears and you simply have to apply more brake pressure. No biggie and not the "unintended acceleration" they are talking about.
     
  20. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    When your vehicle is in drive and you have your foot on the break the vehicle naturally wants to go forward. The surge I feel is as if the motor increased 100 rpm. I think it's some accessory putting load on the motor and the rpms kick up to compensate.
     
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