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02-04-2010 05:43 PM  8 years agoPost 1
BLUETHUNDER

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Toyota is now running into trouble with their Prius. It seems the braking system hasn't been working properly. And critics claim that Toyota has been dragging its feet in looking into the problem. Coincidentally, that's how Toyota suggests you should stop your Prius.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35214248/ns/business-autos

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02-04-2010 06:29 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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With the government owning GM, Toyota is going to take allot of unfounded heat.

Other US owned car company's use the CTS pedel made in Indiana that Toyata has volantarily recalled. The US companys are doing absolutely nothing! about it.

Toyota is just in the spotlight, no one mentions the almost million Hondas catching fire and other defects from other company's. Since US bailed out the others, the government has to much stock in keeping the negative light shined on Toyota.

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02-04-2010 06:42 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Thats why I'll stick with Ford, no 2nd bail out money and showed profit.

Who raised the ground since I took off?

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02-04-2010 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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It's a conspiracy MAN!

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02-04-2010 06:45 PM  8 years agoPost 5
outhouse

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ya I will give hats off to Ford for that, many customores came in and said they wont touch a GM again for that.

Ford is using the CTS pedel though in the F250 and not doing jack about it so there far from innocent.

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02-04-2010 11:38 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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What they need to do with any Drive by Wire cars and Soft button start cars to install a emergency kill switch.

Drive By Wire is "servo" controlled throttle body, we all have experience with servos.

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02-05-2010 12:48 AM  8 years agoPost 7
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uuh, every car made comes with an 'emergency off switch'

I guess, you've never head of an ignition switch, usually operated by inserting a key and turning it first to 'start' then letting it go to 'run'. Switching the key to 'off' kills the engine.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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02-05-2010 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 8
gian

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uuh, every car made comes with an 'emergency off switch'

I guess, you've never head of an ignition switch, usually operated by inserting a key and turning it first to 'start' then letting it go to 'run'. Switching the key to 'off' kills the engine.
Hmmm... Not every car requires a key in the ignition. There are many models which will start via RFID and a button. (You must be getting old... don't take it to heart- just "pushing some buttons")

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02-05-2010 01:07 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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probably more about misery than age it would appear.

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02-05-2010 01:46 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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What they need to do with any Drive by Wire cars and Soft button start cars to install a emergency kill switch.

Drive By Wire is "servo" controlled throttle body, we all have experience with servos.
And god know they never fail!!!

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02-05-2010 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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To fancy for me

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02-05-2010 01:51 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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Definitly alot of new cars out there that do not require the key in the ignition. I was checking out the 350z while I was getting the oil changed on my car, and there was nowhere in the car to physically place a key. You just need the key close enough to pick up the RFID chip in it, and the car will start. I wonder if you threw the key out the window while driving down the road if it will kill it?

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02-05-2010 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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"DO you have one, or know anyone who does? My guess is NO, so they don't exist in my or YOUR world."

well, there are actually a few such as nissan maxima, prius as i recall, avalon and lexus to name a few. a yes 'we' have them. quite common these days on most newer cars.

i have a '98 and a '99 that has an rfid chip that is required to make the key start the car. they have been around for a while.

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02-05-2010 01:55 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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Cool

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02-05-2010 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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since you edited it appears you figured that one out pretty quick.

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02-05-2010 02:00 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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Never mind

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02-05-2010 02:18 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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DO you have one, or know anyone who does? My guess is NO, so they don't exist in my or YOUR world.
Easy, killer. Yes, I do know a couple of people who are rather proud of their Prius keyless entry/start cars. So, thanks- they do happen to exist in my world.

ps, what's the problem?

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02-05-2010 02:32 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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it is quite common on alot of cars these days. been around a while.

what about it got your goat? what 'world' were you speaking of?

they have them in new jersey as well.

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02-05-2010 02:35 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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Love the keyless entry/ start on my 06 Prius. BTW, the fail safe switch is the power button, if you hold it for 3 seconds the engine will shut down while in drive.

My problem with Toyota is the lack of accountability. At approximately 40,000 miles my HID headlights started acting up. They are advertised to last 9x longer than regular headlights. One headlight or the other will go out while driving. You can re-light it by turning off the headlight switch momentarily but it usually doesn't stay on for long. The dealer told me it was the fault of the bulb, not under warranty, and wanted to charge me 30 minutes labor and $349 each for the bulb. I found bulbs on Ebay for $69/2 and it took me less than 15 minutes to change them. They worked fine for a year then the problem resurfaced. Now at the end of my warranty I am again searching for headlights for the third time.

Toyota has completely denied there is a problem, although several THOUSAND owners have complained to the National Transportation Safety Board. At the owners expense Toyota has replaced $1000 headlight computers which had no effect on the problem, and have now admitted they overcharged for the bulbs which have been lowered to $149 each. Both dealers I went to (reno and Fallon) have basically told me tough crap, its not a warranty issue. They checked the wiring and the computer to tell me its all ok, only to have a headlight go out on the way home. NTSB doesn't seem to care either unless there is a fatality or rash of accidents. This is my last TOYota. Once bitten twice shy.

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02-05-2010 03:33 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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if you have to press the power button for 3sec to shut down, who's counting how many sec? The computer, which mean there is reason to FAIL. That the way a lot of devices get turn off, some time they don't turn off and you have to find a paperclip and hit the reset.

I don't know it for fact but I hear that shut down button doesn't work when you're in motion.

A kill switch I'm talking about is physical hard wired switch that disengage power to fuel pump and ignition system from the battery.

Old ignition system does that and worked very well.

Now they're talking about Drive By Wire steering on passenger cars, Not a good idea. I know there are buses and planes all drive/fly by wires but they get maintained very well. Passenger cars get oil change if they get lucky.

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