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(CNBC)   Toyota accelerates unexpectedly to a settlement   (cnbc.com) divider line 10
    More: Followup, Akio Toyoda, direct payments, economic loss, personal injury, Firestone Tires, wrongful deaths, class-action  
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2012-12-27 12:26:08 PM  
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2012-12-27 01:14:36 PM  
They have no clue, do they?

They think this will end it. They're fools.

Toyota is the enemy of American manufacturing. The relentless attack will not stop until they have been utterly destroyed.

And once they're gone, Honda's next.
 
2012-12-27 01:27:13 PM  
You deserve a Brake today!
 
2012-12-27 04:00:51 PM  
They just couldn't stop themselves.
 
2012-12-27 04:13:09 PM  
Chancellor Valorian sent two Jedi.
 
2012-12-27 04:50:11 PM  
I'm willing to wager 99% of the people claiming they had this problem are either liars looking for a payoff or idiots who don't know the gas from the brake.

A few people had problems with improperly-installed floormats, and suddenly there were mysterious problems left and right.
One continued to swear up and down that her car went out of control while she was standing on the brake, even though the car's recorder showed she had the accelerator floored the whole time and was not pressing the brake. She still wanted a payoff.

I guess she'll get one.
 
2012-12-27 07:37:33 PM  

adm_crunch: I'm willing to wager 99% of the people claiming they had this problem are either liars looking for a payoff or idiots who don't know the gas from the brake.


NHTSA and NASA won't take that bet.
 
2012-12-28 09:10:21 AM  
Usually this is called coercion. What an absurd situation.
 
2012-12-28 09:27:04 AM  
I've got 5 Toyotas and I think they stand behind their products (pre-emptive joke about not standing in front). I've got an 11 year old Sequoia that had frame rot and they covered the whole frame replacement.
 
2012-12-28 10:17:27 AM  

adm_crunch: I'm willing to wager 99% of the people claiming they had this problem are either liars looking for a payoff or idiots who don't know the gas from the brake.

A few people had problems with improperly-installed floormats, and suddenly there were mysterious problems left and right.
One continued to swear up and down that her car went out of control while she was standing on the brake, even though the car's recorder showed she had the accelerator floored the whole time and was not pressing the brake. She still wanted a payoff.

I guess she'll get one.


As somebody who has worked intimately in vehicle networking systems, developed various controllers and worked on the development tools that are used by several major car makers, I would hazard a guess that their network systems suffered a failure that was not properly accounted for with a proper FMEA, which resulted in a message of the accelerator pedal being "pushed" stuck in the network queue. I have seen similar things happen on vehicle test benches. I've also worked with Toyota engineers (Japanese engineers, not their American counterparts), and found them to have insufferable cases of "not my fault" whenever problems arose, even when faced with a pile of evidence.

...but what do I know?
 
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