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Toyota Extends Brake Override To Tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueTacoman, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/toyota-extends-brake-override-154194.aspx

    Toyota Extends Brake Override Feature to Provide an Additional Measure of Customer Confidence

    TORRANCE, Calif., February 22, 2010 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will install a brake override feature on an expanded range of customers’ vehicles to provide an additional measure of confidence. This braking system enhancement will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions.

    The following year models have been added to the list of vehicles which will receive brake override upgrade: 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2009-2010 Venza and 2008-2010 Sequoia. Toyota previously announced that the system would be installed onto the 2007-2010 Camry, 2005-2010 Avalon, and the 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350, 2006-2010 IS 350 and 2006-2010 IS 250 models.

    The brake override feature is not an integral part of the recall remedy, but is instead being added as an extra measure of confidence for Toyota owners. It will be installed on Tacoma and Venza at the same time as the recall modifications are performed.

    Notification to customers regarding brake override installation for Sequoia will be sent separately from the current recall campaign for sticking accelerator pedals.

    In addition to upgrades on existing vehicles, this feature is scheduled to be incorporated into future new production of most models sold in the United States by the end of 2010.

    “Expansion of this brake override feature underscores Toyota’s commitment to building the safest and most reliable vehicles on the road, as we have for 50 years, and to ensuring that our customers have complete confidence in the vehicles they drive.” said Jim Lentz, President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS.

    Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers atwww.toyota.com/recall and at the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    i hope they allow us to bypass with a switch or something
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    I'd like the override system but I don't want to get my accelerator pedal chopped... I am assuming that's what they mean by "It will be installed on Tacoma and Venza at the same time as the recall modifications are performed."

    No thanks...
     
  4. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Lol no more power braking, but for those every day drivers not a bad idea.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    i use the brake and gas when puling out the boat i REALY REALY hope the have this as an option. having the ablity to use both gas and brake for a truck is needed for many reasons.
    what the hell it posted twice?
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    i use the brake and gas when puling out the boat i REALY REALY hope the have this as an option. having the ablity to use both gas and brake for a truck is needed for many reasons.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    yeah.. i just figured out i could hold the vsc button down for 5 secs and turn it off. mine will roll smoke of 32" m/t's
     
  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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  9. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    still don't want it.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    This feature is awful - Audi's have had them for years. It totally inhibits trail braking and is a major PITA. My truck is at the dealer now...just emailed them to make sure this is not added.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM
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    From what I've read, I was under the impression that this system is disabled below 30mph?
     
  12. Feb 23, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    Amen!!

    I'm sooooooooooo damn tired about hearing about all this Toyota crap.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM
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    yea, that sucks! :(
     
  14. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Thankfully some of us have a clutch pedal and dont have to worry about this nonesense.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    Yep, just saw it on the NEWS. 2005-2010 recalled for break override systems. I will wait for the dealers to slow down a bit and see where this goes.
     
  16. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    so does this mean that for those of us with a clutch that the "upgrade" will not be preformed? i can not find anything that specifically states vehicles with a clutch won't be reprogrammed.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    You mean it wasn't the floormat??? NOOOO SHIT!:eek:

    My Taco is running fine, I really don't think I want them to mess with it till they actually figure out what they are doing. :brianr: :goingcrazy:
     
  18. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    that's my thought...if it's not broke, don't fix it.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    X1
     
  20. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    Exactly my thought...how the hell are you supposed to two-foot with this system?

    No way I'm getting it put on mine.
     
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