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02-06-2010 07:50 AM  8 years agoPost 41
shawmcky

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If you are lucky enough
To not panic and calmly gall 911 If you are lucky enough that your throttle jams only on a straight road with miles ahead of you?There are many circumstances where you might not even hardly have time to blink let alone calmy and methodically turn off your motor.Watch You Tube,shows that anything is possible,especially with some drivers at the wheel.I know plenty of people that will panic in the most stupid situations.I will not be losing any sleep personally though. The media are doing the hyping as usual,if a Toyota employee farts we will hear about it now.

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02-06-2010 08:01 AM  8 years agoPost 42
GimbalFan (RIP)

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if a Toyota employee farts we will hear about it now.
Which couldn't possibly cause more of a stink than they're in already, eh?

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02-06-2010 12:33 PM  8 years agoPost 43
SSN Pru

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EVO, you can have your emergency cut-off. Thinking of the mandate for tire pressure monitoring systems here - I don't want to pay the extra dough when I buy my next car for that type of a system and I certainly don't want to pay to maintain it. It only accomodates the dummies amongst us. There are enough ways in cars already to terminate a run away condition. I was perfectly capable of checking and maintaining the tire pressure in my tires so that my vehicle remained safe and I'm certainly capable of stopping a run away car.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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02-06-2010 07:07 PM  8 years agoPost 44
JasonJ

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Unfortunately I'd say the majority of the people on the road don't know anything about how a car operates and would not know to throw it in neutral if the accelerator gets stuck.
That is just sad considering I am fairly sure it is taught in drivers ed and may also be mentioned in the owners manual of the car itself.

It was mentioned that you might accidentally put it in reverse or park if you shift to neutral in a runaway situation. Who cares if you do? It beats plowing into a tree or any other thing if you don't go to neutral. Some automatic transmissions can survive an accidental shift into reverse, can't say they all would. I know in my runaway I had it was no problem at all shifting into neutral, pulling over, and turning off the key. People should be practicing this a few times anyway. When I taught my sister to drive it was something I taught her along with panic braking, accident avoidance, all that good stuff.

People need to stop being passengers in their own cars and start actually driving in a proactive manner. Of course I understand that gets in the way of your phone conversation about stupid crap...

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02-06-2010 08:16 PM  8 years agoPost 45
ttsingram

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Oh, and you cant go from drive to reverse unless you actually push the button on the shifter, or pull on the lever toward you on a column shift
That made me laugh. My mother in law burned out a tranny in her Honda 'cause she would go from reverse to drive without stoping. And she wondered why she had to have a new tranny.

I have a 91 Toyota truck with a mild lift and mud tires. When I had it aligned the place could not do it because the cams were tight and they did not want to break them. It wasn't off that bad so I drove that way for a couple years with no problem.

Toyota recalled my truck for a steering arm in 2005. Not only did they replace the arm, they did my alignment for FREE. This

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02-06-2010 08:23 PM  8 years agoPost 46
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LOL an acceleration warning on a 15hp car.

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02-06-2010 10:43 PM  8 years agoPost 47
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Quit buying toyota!!! Buy American
Buy American? You can still do that???

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02-07-2010 01:59 PM  8 years agoPost 48
SSN Pru

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LOL an acceleration warning on a 15hp car.
lol

I don't even think it qualifies as horsepower. More like pony power and watts.

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