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New Recall, NOT the Tacoma

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by BartStar, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Feb 25, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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    BartStar

    BartStar [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/24/autos/toyota_recall_floormat/index.htm

    don't worry! The Tacoma is safe.
    maybe the Tacoma Owners have more brains, common sence and know what to do if their gas pedal sticks to the floor
    maybe its dumb drivers or really old people that drive the Rav 4 that panic and don't know what to do

    I just can't believe a California Highway Policeman killed himself driving a Toyota with the gas pedal sticking I just can't believe he didn't have enough brains to shift it in nuetral or turn the key off? Did he kill himself to prove a point?
    I know I am a heartless jerk for saying that, but somebody has to stand up with the balls to say that!
     
  2. Feb 25, 2011 at 1:31 AM
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    I included the reason WHY the 2nd gen Tacoma wasn't listed in the recall
    If you missed it, I explained that us 2nd gen Tacoma Owners are smarter and better drivers and we don't press on the accelerator pedal thinking its the brake pedal, and if we do that by mistake, we know enough to either shift it into nuetral or turn the ign key off.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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    I can understand the parking lot crashes when this happens, as you have no time to react.. but that police officer one where they decided praying was a better idea than trying to figure this out... I just... wow.

    This may make me sound like a dick, but the world is too safe, natural selection needs to weed out some of the dumber folks. :spy:
     
  4. Feb 25, 2011 at 1:55 AM
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    From what I understand they are finally closing this case. NHTSA said to Toyota finish recalling these 2.17 mil vehicles and we will put this whole thing to rest.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2011 at 2:01 AM
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    From what I recall, he tried shutting the vehicle off. He didnt know that you had to hold the button down for a certain amount of time. I am not sure if he couldnt thrown into nuetral or not. If the vehicle under power would let him.

    Your right, he could have thrown it into a barrier to slow the crash, couple of choices he had. Why he decided to exit the highway....not sure.

    Im not sure if the full story ever came out on this or not.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2011 at 3:06 AM
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    AeroCooper

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  7. Feb 25, 2011 at 4:15 AM
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    If it is the one I am thinking of he was on a cell phone call with the police, and they were approaching an intersection, kids in the back and everything.. it was pretty sad.

    Yea, it was a push button, I think the wheels were red hot from the brakes being held down.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2011 at 4:28 AM
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    the thing i dont understand about it, is if he was on the highway (unless he was in heavy traffic) you can be goin pretty fast and still be able to steer. Also im pretty sure that top gear showed that the brakes on cars are more powerful than the engine
     
  9. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    1st gen isn't included either. Should we put it there too? Are they not as smart as 2nd gens? How about a ford focus forum? They're not included...
     
  10. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    OP: You have got to be the most common offender of posting things in 2nd gen that have nothing to do with 2nd gens....
     
  11. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    wat?
    It's gone now...
     
  12. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    The 2nd Gen Tacoma was already covered in this recall months ago. The will trim your gas pedal and "remove" your floor mats.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Yup , old news
     
  14. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    not at all what they did with mine. the dealer reprogrammed the computer so any time the brake pedal is pushed, whether your gas pedal is to the floor or not, the accelerator is immediately superseded by the brake pedal.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    That is the brake override sotware that is uploaded to the ECU , generally in conjunction with the pedal trim . Maybe you didn't notice your pedal has been docked a 1/2" ?
     
  16. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    That happened in Santee... just east of San Diego... it is where a freeway ends (Hwy. 125) onto Mission Gorge Rd.... It is a long downhill that ends at a signal where you turn left or right. Straight ahead is a barrier, and beyond is a creekbed full of vegetation.

    The family was in a LOANER LEXUS from a local Lexus dealer. The previous user of that loaner car COMPLAINED about the gas pedal sticking!!! They did nothing before re-loaning out the Lexus (with the extra floor mat on the driver's side).

    IMO, It was entirely that Lexus dealer's fault for all this stuff that has cost Toyota millions... maybe more. The off duty patrolman wasn't familiar enough in the loaner car to figure out how to kill the ignition it seems... He is on a cell phone describing the events right up to when the phone went silent. VERY SAD.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    He paniced big time... but a CHP officer and his family in the car... even the emergency brake could have helped... but I sure wouldn't want to be in his place to try and out think his actions before the crash. Let me be clear, what I posted above is from what was told on the news here in San Diego, the first days after the accident... You don't hear that whole story anymore... It went from a Lexus dealer's liablity to the entire Toyota Motor Company's fault in just days... with a bunch of copycat sudden excelleration cases (all bogus) heading up the news.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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