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I think my gas pedal got stuck today

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

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    babytruck

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    I would love to see the progress on this, if you don't mind. I'd like to learn how you do this and how it turns out, if you may.

    What is the first step to take on this? I wonder if the truck's computer has it logged on how much gas the truck was given at the time and how hard the brakes were applied as well as how hard the steering was turned to avoid the wall.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Pictures of the carnage or it didn't happen. :p
     
  3. Sep 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    thanks for the response. I've been thinking that it was my foot that got stuck, probably behind the brake pedal. But im not too sure. this afternoon, while sitting in the drivers seat, i messed with my gas and brake pedal (wiht the engine off of course) and i figured that my foot probably got stuck either behind the brake or i just had my foot at an awkward angle and couldnt move it over in time(if that makes sense). i didnt even think to kill the engine. i was just so worried i was going to wreck it bad again on the same side i had just got fixed ($3500 of damage, and paid outta pocket). back in April Alabama had deadly tornades (200+ killed) and i backed into a huge tree when i was hurrying home because the sirens were going off. all i was thinking about was "shit i just this truck repaired 2wks ago, this cant be happening). deff driver error.
    But what do i need to do? I know the title is "gas pedal stuck" but it was driver error, should i still take it to toyota? or is that useless? I bought my truck at Texas Toyota last may(2010) and they had already done the callback(s).
    And youre so right about looking at a hot girl and hitting a car lol. This morning i passed a guy i know who drives a 1st gen Taco and he just added a bull bar and HIDs and i looked at it as i drove past him(thinking "damn that looks good") and when i looked up i was about to rearend someone becasue the light turned yellow.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    i work tomorrow. so i will :devil:
     
  5. Sep 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Chandler

    Here's the deal.
    It's up to you but I feel your info post is more than likely the way it happened.

    However.

    If you really want to pursue this and for a piece of mind then call your local dealer and tell them you think you had a "unintended acceleration".

    We take this very serious. When a vehicle comes in for this it's not a" yea right" and off you go. There is a shitload of paperwork that I need to do along with snapshot scans of your systems. then pictures. Checking brakes etc.sent all to Toyota with a case number. It's a big production with lots of questions you have to answer honestly. Don't move your mats or your junk on the floor or anything.

    BTW: Never have we seen anything mechanical or electrical to cause this.
    There are way to many backup systems to double check whats happening.

    I know you had the crap scared out of you and i feel for you.

    Hang in there.. :wave:
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Okay. I appreciate it. It will have to be a week or two forsure. but How long does that whole process take? A few hours or what? Thanks a lot.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Good info!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    The best way for us honestly is if you could leave it for the morning or afternoon. The reason is between getting pics and the truck in etc it's a lot of things that need to happen. Plus calling toyota and talking on the phone.
    They will ask you about 10 or 12 questions. THey need time to check the truck over, get the readings from the truck, upload the documents to toyota.
    then call toyota. double check the readings. yada yada yada.. hehehe it's a big deal.
    But a few hours would be about right.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Well this sounds really odd, but i really dont want my parents to know about it. So could I go take it by myself, the truck is under my mom and dads name im sure? I called my brother(24) right after it happened and he said i probably shouldnt tell them because they wont believe me because ive lied twice about my truck getting damaged. Once i turned to sharp at night at dented up my door leaving a friends house(no i was not drunk or anything, just didnt look good) and the other was back in april when AL got hammered with tornadoes, i backed into a tree leaving for home when the torando sirens went off and i told them it was "storm damage" lol but it kinda was lol. But as you can see, there is a good chance they wont believe thats what really happened, but maybe they will because there was no damage.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Be that is it may in your previous adventures, I'm not going to judge.
    But YOU would have to be the one talked to at the dealership because it happened to you. What ever you decide to do I'll help you from here. But remember it's not your truck but you have the responsibility to inform your parents of something like this. If you think you got your foot stuck then that's it. I can't tell you what to do but the procedure is there to be used if necessary.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    well this was certainly a fun read :rofl:
     
  12. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    i was thinkin the same thing earlier haha:cheers: just glad someone enjoyed my rant and all. :eek:
     
  13. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    So are you going to confront Toyota?
     
  14. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    im suing.... lol just kidding. But i will probably take it the next time i go to my dads. So probably next weekend, the 24th i think? I will probably drop it off that mornin then go to Blazer day!!!! (Univ of Ala. in Birmingham) lol
     
  15. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Maybe they'll give you a Prius in trade :confused:
     
  16. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    not sure if serious.... hahaha anyways a southern boy in a Prius?! haha thats funny right there
     
  17. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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