Last post on Jan 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM
You are in the Toyota Camry
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Toyota Camry, Sedan
General Toyota Recall Questions/Comments: Accelerator Stuck Problem Recall
#326 of 447 Re: bottom line [millwood0]
Jan 28, 2010 (9:26 am)
Try telling that to the families who have died because of this and the hundreds that have been injured.
Point is Toyota built itself on its so called Quality which is why I bought my current Camry. Now for all of this to unfold says alot about Toyota. They did everything possible to avoid this and cover it up until the news finally broke.
The sad thing is, even with the loss of all the people from associated accidents, Toyota would had continued to deny there was a problem to save their image.
Sorry, but all I can say is SHAME ON TOYOTA! You let not only me down, but all the Toyota owners who bought into believing Toyota quality was 2nd to none. Instead of trying to become the biggest automaker, they should have focused on being the best.
Maybe they need to go back to the drawing board and review the commercials they tried to get the consumer to buy into.
Toyota Welcome Home TV Commercial
or maybe they need to reintroduce the 1990 Toyota Camry
#327 of 447 Re: It might be time... [isellhondas]
Jan 28, 2010 (9:31 am)
"How will you buy one when they have a "stop sale" on them."
I'm very sure that will be temporary. Unfortunately after Toyota announces "OK - All is well", consumers will still be gun-shy.
As for your other point - still not being able to disable the Camry or other vehicle - I'm done with that argument - you either believe the car has some sort of propensity to be a "Christine-like" killing machine or a reasonable vehicle that has unfortunately had accelerator hick-ups that need to be addressed and nothing more. Pick your poison and move on.
#328 of 447 Re: It might be time... [ponderpoint]
Jan 28, 2010 (9:59 am)
Most of the Toyota's involved are FWD or F/awd and those, even disregarding the current situation, are dangerous enough already, let alone putting in a manual transmission that would get most of today's buying public in deep do-do.
#329 of 447 Re: It might be time... [isellhondas]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:01 am)
Turning off the ignition...
And LOCK the stearing wheel..??
#330 of 447 Re: It might be time... [wwest]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:05 am)
It won't lock unless it gets turned all of the way over I don't think.
#331 of 447 Re: bottom line [revit]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:07 am)
Where do you come up with those numbers? " Hundreds"? Where are you getting this?
#332 of 447 Re: Toyota's Cover Up [johngf1]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:08 am)
"..eliminate the hesitation.."
The 1-2 second downshift delay/hesitation is still in there, just cloaked to virtual invisibility with the latest firmware "patch".
#333 of 447 Re: It might be time... [ponderpoint]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:09 am)
"You let not only me down, but all the Toyota owners who bought into believing Toyota quality was 2nd to none."
Please don't include me in your tirades. This is life; stuff happens; mechanical stuff breaks; you fix it. Nothing is perfect. Anyway, that's my experience during 50 years of driving a wide variety of makes and models.
#334 of 447 Re: It might be time... [isellhondas]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:13 am)
"..I don't think.."
Exactly, I'd have to look it up to really know. But absent really knowing, for sure, wouldn't most of us hesitate using the key to switch off the engine..??
And what about the PB start/stop, when does that lock the stearing wheel..?
#335 of 447 Re: It might be time... [beachfish2]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:16 am)
So, how often do you join in a friendly neighborhood game of russian roulette..?
5 empty chambers or 2 million, your "number" might be next up.