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NEWS: Federal Investigation into Unintended Acceleration - CLOSED!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 007Tacoma, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/ne...ma-unintended-acceleration-investigation.html

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  2. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    tell me something I didn't already know. I think that just about everyone here has been calling those people idiots from the start.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    montgomery_30824

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    "The Tacoma uses a drive-by-wire throttle system that replaces a physical connection between the accelerator and throttle with an electronic connection."


    no kidding? i was unaware of that. thought that was only on the high end luxury cars. awesome
     
  4. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    natrlyst

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    I must have been under a rock but what was the initial concern?
     
  5. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    +1
     
  6. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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    I can't believe they found 400 sacks of **** that actually thought they would try to get money out of this case....... People can be so **** stupid!!!

    I'm usually a calm non-prejudice person but COME-ON!!!!
     
  7. Sep 5, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    poleman72

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    I heard about the acceleration problem from the Tacoma. At first I thought it was about the slight power increase when the air conditioning compressor turns on/off.
    But these consumers report a high amount of unintentional acceleration even when trying to stop! Their concerns are justified especially since it's repeating for them and their safety is at risk.
    But since this problem doesn't exist on a massive scale and the government or Toyota is unable to reproduce the problem, Toyota is justified for not being concerned.
    It is unfair to call these consumers names and prove more bias on the members of Tacomaworld.
    If I were a victim of this situation, where I couldn't find resolution with Toyota, I'd get rid of the Taco and go after a vehicle that doesn't have a drive-by-wire throttle system. A system that the Taco doesn't need.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    CometKat

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    Maybe the NHTSA can look into the faulty wiring between the brains of these morons and their right foot.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    Go on...keep acting like a jackass :mad:
     
  10. Sep 5, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    I'm with CometKat.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    No intended flame starting but the TV interview I saw on one particular case was with a guy who's Taco was a STICK!!!!!!!!

    I don't know about all this, when this case came out it had less then 100 people and now 400?! Seems to me a prolonged test drive at any dealer I know would find this. Even if you complained like a MO-Fo, just about any service department will deal with you. I have friends whom are service reps for TWO different dealerships and I have seen and heard PLENTY of these kinds of stories......

    Please understand, I'm all about not beating "the little man down" in this world but I don't think that's the case here.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    As lsocoee says, we knew it all along.

    No, it isn't. I'll call anyone an idiot who has "unintended acceleration" in a manual trans Tacoma. If this were so prevalent, why do we not see anyone with this problem on any of the Tacoma forums? I do have a bias; I hate idiots.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    :amen:
     
  14. Sep 5, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    Were these shit heads using cruise control driving up a steep hill? Or were they just in neutral in a manual going down a steep hill?
     
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    I pretty much dismissed this when the stick shift guy said his truck did it.
     
  16. May 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    As a Toyota service manager I find that very funny and a oner of a 2008 Tacoma. For one the complaint is that the consumer feels it doenst work as they think it should, well duh!! you the consumer is not the engineer!! 2nd, dont be a dumb ass, you should always have your foot on the brake when at a stop!! There is no acceleration problems we have ever verified. I have even contacted technical Toyota for many un educated customer and still no verification from Toyota of the vehicle accelerating on its own.. Just another person, or persons not happy and have buyers remorse wanting Money back!!!
     
  17. May 1, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    maybe these idiots have never drivn a auto before... or there a woman... JUST KIDDING DONT KILL ME PLEASE!!!
     
  18. May 1, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    Simple, because if anybody has the problem members call them names and belittle them to the point they just go away, it doesn't mean the problem went away it just means they went away.


    Back when I owned a Ford the brakes faded so bad one day for a brief moment I thought for sure it was my last moment, when I talked to other Ford owners about it I was made fun of and told I probably stepped on the wrong pedal more then once.
    BTW Ford recalled them for brake fade shortly after I sold the truck.


    How many people that owned the Audi were laughed at for stepping on the wrong pedal until a couple people were killed and then it was taken seriously?

    Just because my truck doesn't have an issue doesn't mean the other guy is an idiot because he has a concern about his
     
  19. Aug 22, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    Yeah, but we all have to get our gas pedals sawed off now anyway!
     
  20. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    I think we should demand Toyota to replace the cut pedals wit new OEM ones.

    BTW...wonder how much the Fed investigation cost the tax payers. :rolleyes:

    Read my other posts here on this issue...you will see that I'm 100% correct...

    Media...Lawyers...Lobbyists...congressional hearings...FDOT investigations...Political Correctness...ALL of them are crooks. ALL of them profit from this BS.

    Nothing but ginned up BS by the media and the government. And now that Government Motors is back on game (sort of)...the government and the state run media (yes, it is) doesn't need to beat the anti Toyota drum anymore.

    As an American I am outraged.

    I want my POS...chopped off by some service dept. flunky...accelerator pedal replaced.

    Sadly, this ain't your fathers America. Actually, my dad told me 25 years ago...that this was where we were headed. The old man was correct again. He lived through the depression and WWII...he is a wise man.

    OK, my mini rant is over...I have to get ready for church.

    I'll pray for this country.
     
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