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Toyota stops selling cars and trucks.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by VirginiaBound, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Saw on the news tonight that Toyota has stopped selling vehicles at the present time because of the accelerator issues, anyone have any info on that?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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  3. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    At least they're taking care of it themselves and not waiting for the courts to walk in.

    Unlike say...ford? (Pinto or Explorer ring a bell?)
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    Too bad they have to hault sales. But they are manning up and doing what needs to be done.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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  6. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    more toyota recalls, geesus :(
     
  7. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    am I crazy or is Tacoma not in it?

    Anyhow, this validates some claims that pedal sticking should not be solely blamed on floormats.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    I always knew that the floormats were not to blame. It was Toyota's quick answer so there wouldn't be all this speculation. And of course, with the media, a little specualtion becomes a big thing. Toyota didn't want that so they blamed the floor mats and with time would find the real problem. I mean come on, a person cannot move the floor mat to free up the accelerator? And Zip ties as a remedy for the problem? HAHA.

    Anyway, at least they are taking care of the real issue now.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    wow :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jan 27, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    I hate to say it, but his comment wasnt too out there. Something like the gas pedal should not be taken lightly.. especially since 4 people died from it. Toyota needs to reevaluate their quality standards and go back to what it used to be.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    I must be missing something here. I don't understand how they can't come up with a fix. My Mustang had an issue with the gas pedal getting stuck down (on where the carpet ends, not the floor mat), and Ford's fix was put a thin metal plate behind the pedal to prevent it getting stuck. Problem solved. So what's the issue here?
     
  14. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    I think new Toyotas come with sort of "fly-by-wire" systems. The pedal is only connected to a sensor, and sensor gives input to the computer which finally controlls the gas. I'm guessing they are having software issues or sensor issue.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:20 AM
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    the list just got bigger, it even goes to the Pontiac Vibe! ummm... tacoma will be coming up soon, just wait and see!
     
  16. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    An article I read claims Toyota said if the excelerator becomes stuck apply firm pressure to the brake. Well no shit!
     
  17. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    my girlfriend just bought an 2010 corolla S and she can't pick it up for another week until they fix the gas pedal. it came in on monday and is sitting on the lot. Brutal
     
  18. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    I assume thats what Toyota gets for starting to get parts in the U.S, if the gas pedal modules were made in Japan they wouldn't have this mess. They keep this up and before long they can put Chevy emblems on them and make the transmissions last 90k.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    From what I've gather the issue is whatever mechanism the pedal has so the pedal goes back to its natural position once you let off the gas. Some pedals do not return back at all and some are not fully returning back.

    I don't fully blame Toyota about this I mean they have 2 distributors who make the pedals and the issue is with one of them, the design is the same for both of them, but looks like one of them makes a better quality product (materials) than the other. One might say why doesn't toyota sticks with one of the distributors, well probably they can't supply enough for Toyota's needs so they need someone else too.
     
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