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Toyota Unintended Acceleration Is B.S., Says NHTSA And DOT; Driver Error Blamed


Score one for the good guys. While Toyota takes a lot of flack for having a product line that's geared more towards the common people than enthusiasts, most decent folk knew that the scandal regarding Toyota's unintended acceleration accusations was largely a combination of schadenfreude and political motivated rhetoric. People love to see the big guy take a fall, and this was no exception.

Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has analyzed vehicle data and their findings are consistent, showing that at the time of the incidents, the throttle was wide open while the brakes were not applied. This suggests that drivers mis-applied the pedals. Only one case, a fatal crashing involving a runaway Lexus ES350, where the throttle became stuck because of an improperly designed floormat. Toyota immediately issued a recall for the problem.

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Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Is B.S., Says NHTSA And DOT; Driver Error Blamed

just like the fender problems, throwout bearings,rear ends and some say brakes ..........wonder how much that report cost them!!!!!!!!!!!!
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just like the fender problems, throwout bearings,rear ends and some say brakes ..........wonder how much that report cost them!!!!!!!!!!!!
None of which NHTSA has inspected, so not really "just like" to be honest.
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Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Is B.S., Says NHTSA And DOT; Driver Error Blamed

Didn't that Lexus have 4 sets of floor mats stacked on top of each other? Can't blame Toyota for that.
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Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Is B.S., Says NHTSA And DOT; Driver Error Blamed

Hey now that the Gub has bailed out two of the big 3 motor co. They have to figure how to help them regain market share... so they can pay back all that MONEY...

What better way to slam the big Dog on the block... Try and scare the public into false safety concerns! What's sad is there will be many real safety concerns that will be swept under the carpet with these new american autos! When they do surface lets see what damage control will be put into place.

I really want our companies here in the U.S.A. to compete and succeed...but after thirty yrs of really ****ty junk that I bought only because I was loyal...That Don't Cut It No More!

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Here's my sarcastic response to the sticking gas peddle/brake fiasco

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Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Is B.S., Says NHTSA And DOT; Driver Error Blamed

Accelerator problem? MY FOOT! Still need to make that into a bumper sticker for Toyota owners...

Life moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around every once in a while.... you miss it.

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Ford's going through a huge major recall right now... anybody heard of it? I'm guessing unlikely and typical.

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Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Is B.S., Says NHTSA And DOT; Driver Error Blamed

here it is... not an accelleration problem... where you could at least turn the vehicle off or pull the e-brake..but THOUSANDS of cars that CANT STOP!!

Chrysler, Ford RECALL 2010: Thousands Of Vehicles Recalled

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