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I think my gas pedal got stuck today

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TacomaMan07, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    TacomaMan07

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    Well about 30 mins ago i got in my truck to leave work. It poured very hard for about 30mins about 1.5hrs before i left work. Well i got it started and didnt pull off for about 45secs or so and i did hit the gas a little harder. The tires skretched and it tooooooook off. i got about 15ft and tried to swurve away from a fence and went up a curb on the right and torn up that grass then spun out 90* to the left and tore thru some baby bushes(right between some smaller trees) and i got it stopped about 5 ft from the side of a brick building(my work). it happened so fast idk know how it happened. I was in shock and afraid to get out and see if there was damage to the Taco. Thankfully there was none but grass and stuff all over the tires. WTF happened?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Do you have floor mats?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    TacomaMan07

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    I have rubber mats.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    No i dont think so. but a lot of times floor mats or rugs get in the way and can press the gas pedel
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    The rubber mats could have somehow gotten over the gas pedal. if that makes sense
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    call the media, call the newspapers, SUE,SUE, SUE!!!:rolleyes:
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Bet you were accidentally pushing on both pedals at first. When you pushed harder the brake probably slipped out from under your foot giving you balls to the wall gas.

    I've done it before by accident. It happens.


    Please note: Toyota and the NTSA has done extensive testing on all models including ones that were involved with crashes. All data points to driver error.

    I repeat. ALL data found has pointed away from Toyota Design flaws.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Im about 90% sure it wasnt my mats. But it could have been bad foot placement on me. Idk it happened so quick im not sure. either way i about shat my pants. i did get my truck serviced at Hoover Toyota yesterday morning?
     
  9. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    That'd be hilarious to see from a 3rd person perspective.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Young driver + too much throttle on wet pavement = Danger.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    honestly, wearing certain type of boots/shoes (usually flight boots for work) i tend to hit both pedals at the same time. needless to say, i take the time to remove my right boot while driving. this truck must have been designed for the japanese because you HAVE to have really narrow feet lol
     
  12. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    That indeed is correctomundo. :)
     
  13. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Were you wearing flip flops?
     
  15. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    This happened to me a few times with a certain pair of shoes and my first gen, well kind of. I had a pair of AE leather shoes that the pedal would sometimes hit the tread and I could feel it lodge into the sole. I had to pick my foot up versus rocking back on the heel whenever I wore them and drove.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    :rofl:

    x2
     
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    After a quick review of the 2nd gen owners manual via Toyota.com, it seems this is a perfectly normal function of the Off Road and Sport Models. If you look on page 22 of the pdf, it shows that the only way this is possible is under normal operating procedures with 4x4 engaged only.

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    It seems you accidentially pressed ZZ, which initiates the truck into "barrel roll" mode.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    I'm sure that's what you thought he said. I'm pretty sure he thought "That little ball nobbler. Peeling out in my neighborhood. If that were my kid I'd beat his ass with a leather belt till the cows came home. Back in my day kids were disciplined. We never had no stinking new trucks. No sir, we had old broken hand me downs. And we liked them that way! Up hill, both ways, in the snow, during a tsunami. That reminds of Qui Gong back in '67. We were flying low over the rice paddies..."

    You sir win.
     
  20. Sep 11, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    when you park do you use the e-brake? I know mine sometimes in cold temperature or if they are wet they kind of freeze and when you disengage it you either have to give it a bit more gas, or rock the truck back a forth for them to come loose.. its the only thing that comes to mind...
     
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