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Toyota Halts Sales of Popular Models - Accelerator Stuck Problem Recall
Last post on Apr 14, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Sequoia, Pontiac Vibe, Automotive News
#2030 of 3593 Re: Report: Toyota's Repair Not Fixing Recalled Cars [gagrice]
Mar 03, 2010 (1:54 pm)
Camry implementation for this recall model was announced November 25, 2009. But Toyota's press release regarding brake override actual installment availability in Camry model is unclear as not mentioned it appears. Q&A release unclear. I could have missed this though. So does anyone know if Toyota has been installing at service for the fix or not???
This gentleman could very well be correct when he says it was installed.
Did it happen? Did he have witnesses? Seems like we will have to wait to actully see if verified or not. Even if he doesn't, it still could have happened. Just ??? though. This is the sad aspect.
Does appear other minor issues appearing after fix, possible installation brake override per complaints lodged.
#2031 of 3593 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [imidazol97]
Mar 03, 2010 (2:08 pm)
GM recall - steering problem
Here is the report from article I had read. Cut & pasted. Oh, oh - seems we have pass the blame here. Curious which supplier?
"GM blamed the issues on an external supplier partially owned by Toyota, another company currently in the process of a major recall of more than eight million vehicles. According to GM vice-chairman Bob Lutz, the supplier, which was not named, had not met "all requirements for reliability and durability." In his comments, given at the Geneva Motor Show, Lutz also said that financial responsibility for the recalls had yet to be determined."
#2032 of 3593 JTEKT is steering Supplier GM
Mar 03, 2010 (2:20 pm)
Here is the supplier GM uses for the - fix - power steering motors that can fail
This is not one of the suppliers FBI raided that supply Toyota. Those are:
Denso Corp, Yazaki North America and Tokai Rika
#2033 of 3593 Re: The Saga Continues.... [revit]
Mar 03, 2010 (2:29 pm)
Yes, this has existed. Seems like a reminder State Farm did alert NHTSA. Seems like NHTSA took no real action at that time. I am not sure who Bush placed in charge of NHTSA, but sure was not good choice. I hope the new top individuals - one year now for one & approx 8 weeks for other(appears politics delayed Strickland's appointment- not good)- Strickland and LaHood will do better.
#2034 of 3593 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [graphicguy]
Mar 03, 2010 (3:17 pm)
STICKY PEDAL - I have read multiple reports sticky pedal can cause some problems for minor UA, but not WOT SUA. At that time were only 1-2 complaints that could be sticky pedal. Most reports debunk this as the cause it seems - UA/SUA.
Don't forget the legal lability issues for Toyota if they admit electronics problem. The pedal fix and floor mat recalls help with legal liability re" lawsuits filing claims involving UA/SUA. It is easier to place blame on the driver, etc. This is just my personal analysis. But settlements could be much larger if they say a problem exists.
So what do we have????
Yesterday 3/2 - Hearing - News report
"Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) greets Shinichi Sasaki, Toyota's executive vice president in charge of quality assurance and customer service, before Sasaki testified about Toyota's recalls before the Senate Commerce Committee. Sasaki suggested that sudden acceleration was caused by driver error. Rockefeller endorsed a rule requiring cars sold in the U.S. to have brake override systems."
And the well known hired gun - Exponent!!! Now if there was another Erin Brockovich type helping defend the victims of these cases, investigating w assistance of safety research agencies - that would be interesting to speculate outcome. Erin and attorneys only lodged second lawsuit against PGE after the misdeeds & fraud intensely investigated, proven, & uncovered & released to the public. Took 6-8 years but did great job. Second lawsuit won too & settled for $360+ million for poor ill/affected residents of Kettleman area. These types of litigation firms do exist. And no, you do not have to be a genius to realize what they will testify, what reports produced will say!
NEWS ALERT TODAY - Toyota will be giving $100+ million to help employees to be laid off at the Toyota/GM plant here in California. Seems Toyota made statement - wish GM would do something too. Seems little "word war" present, & was after GM executive made claim/put blame on their supplier - does have a problem & made sure to add partial owner is Toyota at an auto show.
Do you have any predictions/best guess how this will all end???
#2036 of 3593 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [popsavalon]
Mar 03, 2010 (4:09 pm)
What you are describing is something alot of people like. Our old Ford Explorer never needed you to do this. Ford did not roll back. Always got our 5,000 lb boat up ramp quite easily at Loch Lomand, or Sausalito. And I was the driver. Husband did not do either. Now with my RAV4 - it rolls backward on a slight hill when you change from braking to pressing pedal. Not good system at all. Go into San Francisco, on those hills, and I get quite upset at Toyota. Since my husband died and I don't actually need, is tolerable & just am aware of it's lack here..
I can see brake override being issue due to Toyota not having a feature to prevent this roll back. Does Toyota not have on all their autos/trucks - I am not sure. My Explorer was a great vehicle for SF hills. but then my husband also chose that vehicle, because his ambulances were Fords, and were found to be the best in SF, most reliable for that particular wear and tear. All despite their problems at that time. Guess we were lucky. Wouldn' get Explorer now, as want better gas mileage.
#2037 of 3593 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [wwest]
Mar 03, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Guess we wait to see if we find out how Toyota doing this???
#2038 of 3593 Re: Danish garage door company ad (Toyota related) [hoyafan]
Mar 03, 2010 (4:21 pm)
I loved the humor of that picture of the garage door!!! Funny! H-mmm maybe those homeowners had a Toyota??
#2039 of 3593 Re: the $64,000 dollar question [steve_]
Mar 03, 2010 (4:29 pm)
Nice of Edmunds to do this. Have any of the bright auto development/engineering minds on blogs come forward??