On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:45:15 -0600, Steve wrote:
But absoultely correct. Just like the Cruise Control.
Brake overrides cruise control. Give the geniuses 10 years to figure out
that they could extrapolate from that idea....
But in Toyotas, the brake does NOT override the accelerator pedal, as it
does in BMW, GM, Chrysler, and virtually other electronic-throttle
vehicle out there. Toyota has admitted this.
driver = Mrs. Rhonda Smith of Servierville, Tenn
Car = 2007 Lexus ES350
Event date = October 2006
Event location = I-40, Tennessee
Event Car Mileage: 3000 miles
Current Car Mileage: 30000 miles
Event description = The driver testified
before congress that her car accelerates to
100mph. as she attempted to slow it down
using her brakes, emergency brakes, by
shifting the car into neutral, and by
shifting the car into reverse. After
6 miles the car stops.
Ms. Smith trade in her 2007 Lexus ES350
after 3000 miles. It was purchased by
another family whom has since driven
it another 27000 miles without incident
until the NHTSA has purchased it for
testing at its Vehicle Research and Test
Center in East Liberty, Ohio. It has
been reported that the NHTSA
purchased the car for about
$2,500 for testing . The
blue book value of the car in good
condition is $3,185.
Sure, but this one had celebrity status...