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lol cop slowed down runaway prius

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by mntbiker2008, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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  2. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    90mph is fast for battery opp car!!! LOL
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Oh I know Toyota is getting burned at the stake for this shit...weak!
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    I know!! Burned bad...
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    I hope they prove that the guy intentially fudged with the pedal to win some sort of lawsuit against Toyota.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    I don't get this??? If your Toyota experienced a runaway throttle acceleration situation why don't these people just turn off the ignition before their Prius speeds up to 90 miles per hour??? I own a 2008 Toyota Tacoma and have experiences no unwanted acceleration problems, but if I did I seem to have three choices:
    1. Turn off the ignition.
    2. Depress the clutch pedal. (manual transmission only)
    3. Shift into neutral. (automatic or manual transmission)
    I do not own either, but don't the Prius and Camry models have a turn off ignition position? Don't they also have a neutral transmission position?

    Again, I do not own either of these Toyota models and I don't know for sure if they have an ignition off position that still allows the steering wheel to not lock up and still steer, but it seems like to me there are engine shut down options other than letting the vehicle speed up to 90 miles per hour and out of control.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    10silvertaco

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    I saw that on the news today. I think it was fishy to me. Driver says it was stuck for 20 minutes until cop told him to use E brake and press the brake same time. He finally ended up safe.

    I think he was bunch of BS and he probably looking for money or trying to get rid of prius. I hope the tech or inspection will find out that the driver are bunch BS!!
     
  8. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Sounds like BS to me! I saw this on the news at lunch. these people dont need to be driving a car to begin with.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    09TRDSpt

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    I posted this on a dupe thread earlier :).

    Probably got stuck on their Birkenstocks......

    Here is an exerpt from the Foxnews story:
    "They also got it going on a steep upgrade," said Officer Jesse Udovich. "Between those three things, they got it to slow down."
    After the car decelerated to about 50 mph, Sikes turned off the engine and coasted to a halt.
    The officer then maneuvered his car in front of the Prius as a precautionary block, Udovich said.


    So the douche could have turned it off. Instead he chose to endanger all the other folks on the road including the LEO in the fracas..... Nice..... Its a friggin wonder these folks can get dressed in the morning without killing themselves....
     
  10. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Wow, is it really that hard to cut the power to a car?

    Ignition off or nuetral.. seriously...
     
  11. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    I understand that Toyota has a problem, but you would think that a 61 year old driver would know what the "N" on his shifter stands for.
     
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    neither did I... :D
     
  13. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    Hey look.. i see a tacoma in the background!!

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  14. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    I guess it is just a matter of time before the govt forces em to put data recorders on them like a plane.

    Nice Dr Huxtable sweater.....
     
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    Keith Olbermann. One seems out to ruin Toyota and the other is out to ruin America.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    According to this more in-depth article, the officer instructed him to put the car into neutral and apply the e-brake. He then slowed down to 50mph and then shut off the car. So the answer to both is yes. It has a neutral and it's possible to shut it off.
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/mar/08/chp-helps-stop-runaway-prius/

    Most of the articles I've seen on it neglect to mention that the officer told him to put it in neutral. I think it would give people the wrong impression that applying the e-brake with the brakes will stop the car.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    No kidding? It's a press conference at a Toyota dealership.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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  19. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    I thought that the Prius only had an issue with the brakes "feeling funny" on them and there haven't been any reports (until now) of accelerator problems. This is getting outta control!!

    The Prius is part electric vehicle so, of course it will feel funning when you press the break. It uses the electric motor to generate power to charge the battery when you press the break peddle or when you coast down a hill.

    Anyway .... back on topic ... this sounds fishy to me too. :eek::eek:
     
  20. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    nah, that cant be the reason.
     
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