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#61 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [mking3]
Jul 08, 2009 (1:21 pm)
On April 9 2009 I had just turned onto a side street going approx 5-6 MPH when a car ran a stop sign hitting my 2005 Sienna XLE on the rear door/back wheel area on driver's side pushing my angle slightly to the left. My van immediately went into a full acceleration ramming into a car (going in opposite direction) waiting for a red light,all the time with the engine reving. My van actually pushed this stopped vehicle sideways into the curb (only a matter of feet). At the time of impact I saw a brief puff of either dust or smoke so I was going to let van inch back off the hit vehicle before putting into park. While shifting the van with engine still reving van shot backward across a curb, hit a boulder and then into a palm tree. Only then did the engine subside.. All this took place in a MATTER OF SECONDS. The entire time I was going backward I repeatedly hit the brakes to no avail.
I filed a report with Toyota (case #0904117041) and with NHTSA (confirmation #10265288). As with other cases, Toyota sent a technician to inspect van,, said no problem found. Sent to me what appeared to be a "form" letter referencing my "pulling into a parking space" which was not the case at all. NHTSA has never corresponded with me since taking the original report.
There was no way that I would have ever gotten behind the wheel of this Sienna
again. Just thankful no one else was involved. DO NOT BUY TOYOTA!!!!
#62 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [nomoretoyo]
Jul 09, 2009 (12:21 am)
I couldn't agree more, DO NOT BUY TOYOTA!!! I cannot believe how they can keep this problem from being acknowledged. Everybody thinks Toyota has such a great reputation, but they have never experienced what we have. I just wonder how many more people this has happened to that don't report it to anybody, or post a message. Of course if they aren't lucky as we were to survive the incident, then nobody ever is aware of what really happened. I have called NHTSA a few times about my report, and they tell me it takes quite a while before they look at the report and decide whether or not to investigate further. So what good does that do, by then the vehicle is gone, if it was totaled like mine was. What are they going to look at. You would think if they keep getting these reports they would realize there really is a big problem here.
#63 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [nomoretoyo]
Jul 27, 2009 (10:32 am)
To be fair - all bets are off after you were hit by a car running a stop sign.
Such a violent impact can throw all sorts of things off. Hydraulic brake lines can snap and leak out pressure, for instance. Leaky fluids, short circuits, who knows. Your Sienna was not intact.
I don't think your case is the same as the others here, not by a long shot.
#64 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [ateixeira]
Jul 27, 2009 (8:03 pm)
I am really wondering what your interest is in all this. Do you work for Toyota? It seems you are always trying to come up with some other reason why these things are not happening, and are not the fault of the vehicle. What's the deal anyway?
#65 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [bertha06]
Jul 28, 2009 (7:43 am)
Yeah, right, they helped pay for my Miata and Forester.
The poster was blaming Toyota instead of the driver that ran the red light and slammed into his van.
I mean, seriously....
#66 of 244 toyota uncontrolled acceleration
Dec 13, 2009 (9:01 am)
Has anybody besides me been watching and wondering why the Toyota Sienna isn't on the recall list for the acceleration problems that have finally come to the attention of the news media? Obviously has the same problem, yet no SUV's or vans are on the recall list. By the way, my Sienna had floor mats that were hooked to the floor so they didn't move around at all. I definitely think Toyota is still not admitting to what the real problem is. For me it was difinitely not the floor mats that caused the brakes not to work and at the same time, the vehicle accelerated rapidly out of control. I still think it's some kind of computer problem. It was so scary hearing the 911 recording of the highway patrolman's accident when they played it on the news a few weeks ago, because that's just what happened to me. I feel lucky to be alive, and I hope the real problem is found before more people die. I am just so glad they are finally taking the problem seriously and investigating it.
#67 of 244 Re: toyota uncontrolled acceleration [bertha06]
Dec 14, 2009 (8:56 am)
The design of the gas pedal is different, that's why. The recall is to cut and re-shape the gas pedal.
#68 of 244 Re: Sienna Uncontrolled Acceleration [nomoretoyo]
Dec 15, 2009 (1:05 pm)
I was just injured when my 2003 Toyota Sienna had an uncontrolled acceleration into a retaining wall in a parking deck. Any suggestions?
#70 of 244 Re: toyota uncontrolled acceleration [ateixeira]
Jan 16, 2010 (10:20 am)
The recall may be for the gas pedals, but I don't believe that's the problem. To the person with the 2003 Sienna that wanted to know what to do, yes, definitely report it. If everybody that this happens to reports it, maybe they will reallize that it isn't the gas pedal or the floor mats. That is what I meant when I said why isn't the Sienna on the recall list? I know I reported my accident, but haven't heard a word about it.