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You are in the Toyota Sienna
What is this discussion about?
Feb 02, 2010 (2:01 pm)
I had the same experience as the original poster of this thread in my 2006 Sienna. On June 9, 2009, I was making a sharp and slow right-hand turn into my parking spot at work, when the car accelerated at full throttle and smashed into the wall. The front bumper was heavily damaged and I had a decent case of whiplash; fortunately, no one else was hurt.
At the time, I thought maybe I had mistakenly pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. When news of the recall first came out, I was glad to know that it may not have been a mistake on my part, after all. After reading this thread, I, too, am angry that Toyota hasn't included the Sienna in the recall (and that the gas pedal fix may not even solve the problem in the first place). I'm heading over to the NHTSA site to file a complaint right now.
And, of course, I'm wondering what to do with my van. I don't feel entirely safe driving it, but it is paid off and I don't want to take on a car payment for a new vehicle right now either. *sigh*
#122 of 244 Re: Feeling validated [kellermallen]
Feb 02, 2010 (2:58 pm)
You know, the more I read these first-hand accounts, the more skeptical I become about this Toyota fix. Seems to be lots of slow moving lurches, in parking lots, garages, etc. I don't understand how if you are driving forward slowly that a STUCK PEDAL all of the sudden results in a super acceleration forward. I mean, you were likely not even on the gas as you were turning into the space? Or did you apply some gas, and then when you let off the pedal you were surprised when the car continued moving forward (with a stuck pedal) rather than decelerating like it should without gas?
Sounds like electronic throttle issues could be at play and that's something that Toyota is keeping mum about it seems.
#123 of 244 accident due to acceleration last nite
Feb 02, 2010 (4:05 pm)
A local guy had an incident in his Toyota truck on the expressway last nite, it acclerated and the dashboard also went dark he ended up driving off the road and crashed, the air bag didnt even go off and he was going fast, he walked away unharmed but his truck is totalled...This was in Rochester NY
#124 of 244 After the fix is made...
Feb 02, 2010 (5:06 pm)
Those of you who have vehicles on the recall list:
Would you please get back to us as to what was actually done? I've read numerous accounts where Toyota is installing a brake override of the electronic throttle control system (ETCS) on all of its new vehicles at the various factories, and on vehicles that were part of the floor mat recall. Not sure about the sticking pedal recall.
Whichever recall your vehicle is in, would you please check to see if you got the brake override fix? Thanks!!
#125 of 244 NEWS Just in..
Feb 02, 2010 (5:27 pm)
Just got this off the other thread about Toyotas recalls...
Wow, what a shocker...get ready for this whole thing to snowball...
Everyone - this is not good for Toyota. These below News Releases just hit now. I was listening to CNN - and they flashed across the screen.
Government Safety Agency Secretary Mr. LaHood publicly did interview with AP & claims Toyota stalled doing anything. US government had to fly to Japan to make them do recall. LaHood claims NHTSA doing investigation regarding electronics. CNN had statement from LaHood DHTSA is not done with Toyota. LaHood claims this is huge safety issue!!!
During interview - once again claims made auto accident San Diego off duty CHP officer and family with 911 tapes seemed to lead to final actions. I have again enclosed You Tube TV news report of accident at time of accident.
#126 of 244 Re: Feeling validated [hogan773]
Feb 02, 2010 (5:31 pm)
Yes I agree, this is very fishy and its going to come out very soon ! And Toyota is going to have to fix millions of cars and pay millions of dollars to people !
Feb 02, 2010 (8:40 pm)
I have 2004 sienna le awd and have had sudden acceleration on 3 or 4 occasions but here is where it differs the car was on cruise control at 110km or there about.I hit the brakes and it did work.I also had it happen once while I was exiting a car wash the van just accelerated again I hit the brake and it stopped...I do beleive they installed the brake overide during a regular service visit I do recollect reading that some "campaign performed" with some number on it and the dealer told me just some standard recall that had been performed.My worry is the Sienna is not on the recall list...any ideas
#128 of 244 Re: NEWS Just in.. [flxmom]
Feb 03, 2010 (7:42 am)
There's much more, some new headlines from Automotive News:
Toyota ordered by Japan to address Prius brake complaints
ordered by Japan's Ministry of Transportation to investigate a rash of consumer complaints about braking problems
Feds look at Toyota electronics as source of acceleration defects
The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into whether Toyota Motor Corp.'s problems with unintended acceleration can be traced to defects in the electronic controls rather than just the mechanical problems cited by the automaker
I said this more than a year ago, but anyone who has experienced a problem needs to report it to the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation, here's a link once again:
This is the only way a complaints will ever be addressed.
I bet they add other models soon.
#129 of 244 Re: NEWS Just in.. [ateixeira]
Feb 03, 2010 (8:13 am)
C'mon Japan and my native USA.....time to investigate Lexus also! By now, you should realize that it's not just a Toyota problem, and please don't insult our intelligence by citing floormats as the scapegoat source. Delve deeper into the electronics! Personally, I've done all I can to publicize the truth with letters to the dealer, manufacturer, press, insurance company and filing a report with NHTSA. My happiest day will be when the truth is publicly released, and I'm exonerated!
#130 of 244 Re: Feeling validated [hogan773]
Feb 03, 2010 (9:03 am)
"I mean, you were likely not even on the gas as you were turning into the space? Or did you apply some gas, and then when you let off the pedal you were surprised when the car continued moving forward (with a stuck pedal) rather than decelerating like it should without gas? "
I had pressed the brake to slow down, and then pressed lightly on the gas pedal in order to steer into my parking spot. Instead of accelerating slowly, the car responded as if I had pressed the accelerator all the way to the floor. I didn't even have time to react in order to press on the brake...the concrete wall stopped the car before I even had a chance. I am so grateful my children weren't in the car with me and that there weren't any other cars or, heaven forbid, pedestrians, involved.
I have loved my Sienna. I hope Toyota can figure out what the real problem is and fix it so I can continue to love my car!