Posts Tagged ‘acceleration problem’

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Toyota in trouble

Friday, February 5th, 2010
Toyota's Official Diagram for the sticky accelerator fix

Toyota's Official Diagram for the sticky accelerator fix

As the news come in about yet another Toyota recall, this time involving the 2010 Prius (Japan only so far), it starts to look very much like the issue is not the mere 1.5″ long piece of metal pictured here. I honestly don’t know what is more embarrassing in terms of PR for Toyota: admit to improperly designing a pedal or letting a bug slip into the software that runs their vehicles. C’mon Toyota, a pedal that gets jammed? You guys can do better than that. (more…)

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Toyota Floor Mat Safety Recall – Can your Prius kill you?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Toyota is sending out floor mat safety recall letters

Toyota is sending out floor mat safety recall letters

Toyota has been making some news lately with their runaway vehicles and they are trying to do something about it. I’ve just received the Interim Notice letter I’ve been hearing about for a few weeks now and set out to see if the floor mat could be a likely culprit, as described in the letter. Here is what I’ve found:

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