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#490 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [jim_dandy]
Oct 29, 2009 (5:44 pm)
Please list the cars with a "kill switch", in the order that you would recommend them, so we can all make better informed purchases.
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#491 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [jim_dandy]
Oct 29, 2009 (6:53 pm)
The floormat thing is completely overblown. If you follow the directions (use the floor mat hooks and don't put a mat on top of another mat) you will have NO problems. I speak from experience of 3 years with my '07.
I had a car 10+ years ago (not a Toyota) that caused the accelerator pedal to get stuck down because the mats did not have hooks. This can happen to any car that uses cheap aftermarket floormats and no hooks. Why do all the makers have the hooks for mats? Should everyone recall them because people are not smart enough to use the hooks and/or follow directions? The dumbing-down of America!
The problem was the DEALER did not use the hooks, and they put a mat on top of another. Go after the dealer, not Toyota.
But, whatever, tell him to buy a Chevy. I see you posted this in the Corolla section too - I guess he was interested in a Corolla too?
#492 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [jim_dandy]
Oct 29, 2009 (7:15 pm)
Yeah, just tell him to buy a Buick with the 3.8-liter V6, plastic intake manifold, and Dex-Clog.
#493 of 1027 DIY Engine Oil Change for 2010 Camry / 6th Gen
Oct 29, 2009 (7:42 pm)
I found this one from YouTube. Special thanks to the guy who shared this to Camry owners.
#494 of 1027 Re: Gas Mileage for 2010 Camry 4 cylinder? [mcdawgg]
Oct 29, 2009 (9:10 pm)
I finally got another fill up after 300 plus miles and this time got 31 mpg. Mostly city driving and some interstate. I am probably a little driving faster and taking off from dead stop a little faster then I thought I was doing, because the car drives so smooth. I noticed I was cruising at 70 on the interstate and it felt like I was going 55. I am now at 900 miles, so my break in period will be over before I go to the mountains next week.
#495 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [kiawah]
Oct 30, 2009 (8:12 am)
I was recently told (hearsay) that some cars now have a "kill switch" in that if you even lightly touch the brake pedal DBW is used to instantly drop the engine to idle.
Good, GREAT idea that's been too long coming....
But frankly these new cars that do not use an ignition key probably do need a "kill switch"...!!
#496 of 1027 Re: DIY Engine Oil Change for 2010 Camry / 6th Gen [camry2k5]
Oct 30, 2009 (12:53 pm)
Basically, the Avalon and the Camry have the same oil filter cartridge/housing.
In the Youtube video, the plastic tube was not used.
Here's a more detailed procedure why the need for the tube during oil change.
I found this from another forum and please save the pdf in your hard drive.
#497 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [kiawah]
Oct 30, 2009 (2:16 pm)
"Kill Switch" definition:
An ignition key or (for Keyless ignition) a push button which will "immediately' shut off the Toyota's engine in case of a stuck accelerator pedal or malfunctioning computer controlled throttle.
This "Kill Switch" will let you kill your Toyota before it ............................ fill in the blank.
Toyota never ceases to amaze me on their crazy design practices, and the "Toyota can do no wrong" mentality.
That oil filter change video on that Toyota Camry is a comedy!
Most oil filters are 1 piece. This Toyota filter is in 4 pieces with a seperate filter paper, that's crazy!
Also, it has an acceleration pedal that is so poorly designed, that it sticks, if you do not have the "perfect" floor mat!
So, if the floor mat catches the accelerator pedal or computer controlled throttle
malfunctions, the keyless start/stop feature cannot be enabled in a "WIDE OPEN THROTTLE" until it is held down for 3 seconds.
In 3 seconds you can be at 45mph!
How many seconds would it take you to figure this "3 second feature" out if you're in panic mode and accelerating towards 100mph!?
Toyota designed a modern "Christine", not just one! .... 3.8 Million!
(Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. It tells the story of a vintage automobile apparently possessed by supernatural forces.)
Seriously, people are getting killed in Toyota acceleration problem cars, it's a Toyota problem.
#498 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [jim_dandy]
Oct 30, 2009 (4:12 pm)
Floor mat problem...
Has happened to me twice in the past ~10 years. First was in a new Mazda Miata test drive. The dealer had installed a protective floor mat which slipped forward under the brake pedal but over the gas pedal. The second was just 2 or 3 years ago and again in a Mazda but this time in a rented minivan. The floor mats were not secured and the same thing happened, step on the brake and the car surges forward.