Last post on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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#242 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [jul333]
May 10, 2012 (10:14 am)
Nothing new.. There are a few reasons this is caused.. 1st is the most typical which happens to a LOT of older drivers.. Simply, they push the wrong pedal and accelerate into things.. Then, there is number 2. Which is usually found on older toyota's they have a left over weld that hangs off the throttle body that causes the throttle body to stick at WOT and cause the car to uncontrollably accelerate.. Luckily most older toyota's are low HP and stick, which can be easily fixed by pressing on the clutch and pulling over.. The last one. Which is an issue with the computer, the new toyota's and most other new cars are "drive by wire" which is mandated by the USDOT.. aka idiots.. the issue is not common, but what most people don't know is that all toyota's after 2007 and honda's after 2006 have a "black box" which records all actions by the driver.. so if you were not pushing the brake then the box knows, if you released the brake and the car accelerated into a wall, it will know if you depressed the accelerator.. If you did there is a specific code, if you didn't there is another code.. the box has an internal code block of ROM which does not require power to save the cause of the, or any accident.. it has an infinite amount of storage and records everything.. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING.. (Which is why the Prius Unintended acceleration charges were dropped)
Lastly, which is also common, the accelerator uses a crap code.. Which in English means that when you push the pedal the Toyota will have a 1/2 second delay before you accelerate, which can cause a lurching motion.. Bad code is the reason for this, it is also an issue in the new honda's, which in 2006 was so slow you could floor it and release the pedal before it even registered it was pushed.
#243 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [kitcloudkick3r]
May 10, 2012 (12:11 pm)
I read this a few months back and was unaware the courts had thrown out cases based on the black box. At that time, there was questions concerning the reliability of the black box in all Toyotas. Watch to the following weblink:
#244 of 244 Re: EX in Indiana [ptaylor2112]
Feb 20, 2013 (8:54 pm)
Toyota Sienna Mini Van Spontaneous acceleration Our Minivan spontaneously accelerated. I don't know if you know Toyota has been having this issue with older models, but ours is a 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited All wheel drive mini van. I put on the Brake to let my wife out when the van took off as if I had the gas pedal to the floor, yet my foot was on the brake. We kept moving, so I pushed the stop/ignition button and the van would not stop. I then put on the emergency brake and the van was still moving, I watched the RPM's keep going up on the tachometer. I then pushed the off/ignition button again, still would not stop, my next step was to put it in neutral, but I didn't want to blow the engine, so I pushed the off/ignition button again and the engine finally stopped. We were freaked out we had only read about this not thinking it would ever happen to us. Now the biggest problem is I don't feel comfortable having wife drive the van anymore. I called Toyota of Nashua, they basically said we can inspect it and call Toyota of California. I called Toyota of CA and they seemed nice and talked about giving us a loaner car. Both Toyota of Nashua, NH and Toyota of California both inspected the van and said “there is nothing wrong with the van”. They said you can come and pick it up. There are many YouTube Video showing this problem and even re-enacting the situation, yet Toyota claims user error. I have grown up working on cars for about 35 years, I fixed and driven cars hard. I’ve done things with cars that most people only see in the movies. I can promise you it was not user error and it was not the floor mats FACT!!! BEWARE Toyota & Lexus Owners