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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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Runaway Toyota/Lexus cars stir up recalls and legal action.

Watching the nightly news tonight, there was a segment about Toyota/Lexus vehicles all of a sudden accelerating up to 100mph all on their own. The drivers hit the brakes, but nothing happens. One such senerio ended up with all 4 people in the car getting killed once they reached and intersection and getting into a wreck. One lady drove here Prius into a river in order to stop it.
Know what's really sad?
Nobody in the 3 cases they mentioned had enough brain cells to use Neutral
Yes, they actually had to demo a guy shifting into "N" in order to slow the ever-accelerating car.
No wonder the Stick-shift crowd thinks we auto drivers are F'ing morons.

Toyota has been pushing the blame off on all-weather floor mats holding down the gas pedal Although, we all know it has to do with the DBW (drive by wire) system they started using in the early 2000's
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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DBW you mean Drive by Failure... That kinda scary. Why didn't they put it in neutral and turn the car off. Or they can't do that cuz its push start?
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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i imagine keeping it in neutral is better since you still have power in the brakes/steering
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Old November 4th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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cough piece of sh!t o wait DUH!!!
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Old November 4th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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Yeah I saw this also..

A highway patrol agent and his family were killed when their Camry sped off and slammed into a retaining wall at 120 mph

The recall affects the entire Toyota line including Lexus cars 2006-2010...Glad I didn't go with Toyota..
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Old November 4th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #6
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Geez, as if we don't already have enough to worry about with drunk and careless drivers now we have to duck everytime we see a grandma in a Toyota
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lol pop it to N then drive in circles or up a curb.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #8
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lol pop it to N then drive in circles or up a curb.
Turns out they can't shift into neutral while accelerating and they can't turn off since you can unplug the key *TY push start*. Better just jump out of the car and hope it doesn't hit anyone
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #9
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Oh my....... here we go again!
Looks like Toyota can't dodge the bullet this time. They stop production at 5 plants I hear. Dealers aren't being allowed to sale these newer cars right now either.
Maybe I can get a XRS Corrola for next-to-nothing if I go in tomorrow LOL.
But wait, it's a stick-shift, would that make it free from the defect?
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my step mom sold her truck because of this, it was recalled a while ago, but the recall just is now starting to be addressed. She asked the dealership what they would do to fix it, and she said (this coming from a non-car literate person) that they just take something off the car, or trim something. But that it was not guaranteed to fix the problem.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #11
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Turns out they can't shift into neutral while accelerating
I have no problems putting my moms camary in neutral.
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