1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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
    #1
    TacomaMan07

    TacomaMan07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Member:
    #39841
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chandler
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner SR5 DC
    Black Toolbox; Bed Mat; BFG ATs 265/75/16
    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
    #2
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    Do you have floor mats?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:13 PM
    #3
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    You misplaced your foot or your mat was holding the pedal down.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM
    #4
    TacomaMan07

    TacomaMan07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Member:
    #39841
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chandler
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner SR5 DC
    Black Toolbox; Bed Mat; BFG ATs 265/75/16
    I have rubber mats.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM
    #5
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    No i dont think so. but a lot of times floor mats or rugs get in the way and can press the gas pedel
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:16 PM
    #6
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    The rubber mats could have somehow gotten over the gas pedal. if that makes sense
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM
    #7
    TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32764
    Messages:
    1,178
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2011 RegCab Manual 5 lug
    Hose clamp mod, Bench>Buckets swap,6-Speed center console,Secondary air filter removed,AFE pro dry s,Weathertech mats,TRD seat covers,Sirius,Pop N Lock, Bed Mat,Int Wiper switch, Bugflector,Yellow Fog lights,Ventvisors,back-rack.
    call the media, call the newspapers, SUE,SUE, SUE!!!:rolleyes:
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM
    #8
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,509
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    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.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM
    #9
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    It happened to me. I was vacuuming my truck and I put the mat down but I didn't hook it. When I shifted into reverse I did a reverse burnout. It was in no way the truck's fault.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM
    #10
    TacomaMan07

    TacomaMan07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Member:
    #39841
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chandler
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner SR5 DC
    Black Toolbox; Bed Mat; BFG ATs 265/75/16
    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?
     
  11. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM
    #11
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,509
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    That'd be hilarious to see from a 3rd person perspective.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM
    #12
    Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Member:
    #4570
    Messages:
    6,506
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryant
    Tallahassee FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prerunner TRD Off Road
    265/75/16 BFG A/T, 18" Magnaflow, K&N Intake Filter, Ultra-Gauge, Kobalt Toolbox, Metal Tail Light Guards, Cobra 19 and 4ft fiberglass antenna, Plasti dipped Badges/lower valance/rear bumper/grill/bullbar/ac controls, black DIN kit, JVC KD-X40, Wet Suit Seat Covers
    Young driver + too much throttle on wet pavement = Danger.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM
    #13
    theredofshaw

    theredofshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Member:
    #41484
    Messages:
    3,348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    OKC
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma TRD sport DC
    Tailgate Anti-Theft Weathertechs Wet Okoles TW Sticker! Pop N Lock Handle TonnoPro Tri-folding cover
    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
     
  14. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
    #14
    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56797
    Messages:
    9,005
    Gender:
    Female
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2010 Barcelona AC 4x4 4.0 6spd
    That indeed is correctomundo. :)
     
  15. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM
    #15
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    I'm sure the neighbor said "Silly whippersnapper" as it happened.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM
    #16
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,233
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5 LUXURY YEAR
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Haha
     
  17. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM
    #17
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,233
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5 LUXURY YEAR
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Were you wearing flip flops?
     
  18. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM
    #18
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    48,164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5, 88 SR5 PU, 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    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.
     
  19. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM
    #19
    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6140
    Messages:
    4,079
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    Lubbock Texas
    Vehicle:
    12 Tundra DC SR5 4x4 5.7L
    True Dual Flowmaster 40 Series exhaust, Volant CAI, HIDs, Raptor series Side Steps, Weathertech Floorliners, OME 613 Shocks and Coils with Diff Drop, Rear Bilstein 5100 Shocks, ToyTec AAL, Fearless Fabrication Front Bumper
    :rofl:

    x2
     
  20. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM
    #20
    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18755
    Messages:
    7,199
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam I am, green eggs and ham
    North of Maine, South of Spain
    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.

    [​IMG]


    It seems you accidentially pressed ZZ, which initiates the truck into "barrel roll" mode.
     
To Top