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(CNN)   Toyota recalls several models as the heated seats might work better than expected   (money.cnn.com) divider line 23
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2014-01-31 10:46:43 AM
Note to self, be very wary of heated seats with a "broiler" setting
 
2014-01-31 10:50:21 AM
So this will generate national headlines like it was Tesla?

or did Toyota invest in Thomas Edison?

/hate resistance to new tech
 
2014-01-31 11:47:29 AM
Flame on!
 
2014-01-31 12:07:11 PM
Thank GAWD! I thought the problem was my farts igniting during the birthing process.
 
2014-01-31 12:19:51 PM

DORMAMU: So this will generate national headlines like it was Tesla?


None of these seats have actually caught fire.

/unlike Teslas
 
2014-01-31 01:42:25 PM
FTA: It is hoping to avoid a recall, arguing that the fault is not a motor vehicle safety issue.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would consider Toyota's petition to avoid a recall.


Stopping sales is not a recall.
 
2014-01-31 02:22:21 PM
My family has a 99 Landcruiser.. the seats don't catch on fire, but if you leave the switch turned on while the car is off it will drain the battery even though the heating element stops working.  Pain in the ass.
 
2014-01-31 02:36:31 PM
Car too hot? Then why'd you buy a Hellica?
 
2014-01-31 05:01:25 PM
CSB: Had a heated seat ignite on me when I worked at a used car dealer. I was driving the damn thing to the shop because the heated seats didn't work when suddenly my ass got hot and the cabin filled with smoke. Hopped out and the thing was flaming. It was exciting to say the least.
 
2014-01-31 05:14:34 PM
What a toyota owner may look like.
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2014-01-31 07:07:37 PM
Don't you dare talk about a foreign car company on Fark! This is the place we blast American companies only! I call for the mod who greenlighted this to fired and set on fire!
/Am I doing it right?
 
2014-01-31 07:27:38 PM
Ah, more of that Toyota quality I hear so much about.
 
2014-01-31 07:52:44 PM
I've had several cars with heated seats and I've been known to turn on the passenger side one on hot days.  Girls will ask if there are heated seats in the car and guys will sit and squirm and never say anything.
 
2014-01-31 09:10:48 PM
Never understood the purpose, really. Even the low setting was a bit too warm for my bum. That said, I don't weigh 400 pounds.
 
2014-01-31 10:51:55 PM
Never got the love for this option. My ass doesn't get cold. Just keep my hands and feet warm, FFS.
 
2014-01-31 11:44:30 PM
I'm so very scared, seat is melted to my balls. Need help soonish.
 
2014-02-01 12:43:21 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Don't you dare talk about a foreign car company on Fark! This is the place we blast American companies only! I call for the mod who greenlighted this to fired and set on fire!
/Am I doing it right?


pretty much.

Cars are of somewhat the same quality for a given price point.
 
2014-02-01 12:47:18 AM

John Buck 41: Never got the love for this option. My ass doesn't get cold. Just keep my hands and feet warm, FFS.


not sure where you live, but on a cold winter day in the northeast, that option is a wonderful thing (especially with leather upholstery).
 
2014-02-01 01:03:50 AM

John Buck 41: Never got the love for this option. My ass doesn't get cold. Just keep my hands and feet warm, FFS.


My wife uses the heated seats in 80+ weather. She says it's like putting a heating pad on her back after a long day at work.

Personally, I never use them.
 
2014-02-01 01:16:06 AM

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: drjekel_mrhyde: Don't you dare talk about a foreign car company on Fark! This is the place we blast American companies only! I call for the mod who greenlighted this to fired and set on fire!
/Am I doing it right?

pretty much.

Cars are of somewhat the same quality for a given price point.


I've been I the car business for 30 years.  Now, things are pretty close, but American cars trail foreign ever so slightly.  Back in the 1980's?  It wasn't even close.  Panel fit was night and day, switches and ergonomics were light years apart, foreign (German and Japanese) cars got better mileage, were more reliable, and interior quality was no comparison.  Take a 1987 Buick Regal or LeSabre vs its equivalent Maxima/Accord/Camry.  Those stupid interior door handle straps on the GMs would come unhinged after 10k, and they used them for  years.  Horrible.  Even trucks.  Take the unkillable Toyota pickup vs a same year F150.  The ford would eat parts at a much faster rate (but those early Toyota trucks had rust issues in the two-piece beds.  But, I've driven them rusted to hell,with 4x4's for beds, fenders shot, interiors beat up, and the damn things kept on going.  Meanwhile, the small block GM engines had cam lobes going soft, the S10 Blazer/truck 2.8 engines were time bombs as soon as they left the dealer, And 100k miles was considered the "wow! We made it!" milestone, and value very quickly diminished.  Don't even mention the Caddy 4-6-8 engines without joking.  Not to mention the foreign cars had so many little innovations like cubbyholes everywhere, multi-use stalks for turn signals/wipers (including headlight dimmer/hi-beam button on the stalks and not on the floor), they tried to make door locks idiot proof so the car would not lock if the handle wasn't held when the door was closed, etc.   had foreign competition not stepped up to the plate, we'd still be driving (god forbid)  Tempos and K-cars.

Disclaimer:  I am a Ford freak, have been for decades.  Still I realize when American cars left a whole lot to be desired when compared to their foreign rivals.  I am very happy that cars today are very good and much closer in comparison in ride/quality.
 
2014-02-01 02:39:13 AM
But you have to agree, Steve Jobs was a douche.
 
2014-02-01 06:56:40 AM
FTA: "In a statement, Toyota said the material didn't "retard flame" at the necessary rate required by U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards."

So, this is more of a regulatory compliance issue than a safety issue. Yawn.

/love my Toyota Highlander and its heated leather seats.
 
2014-02-01 11:52:35 AM
Been below zero here for what seems forever. Loves my heated seats.
 
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