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#3079 of 3623 Re: About that list at the top of the page [beachfish2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 12, 2010 (1:50 pm)
The 2010 Highlander is included in the recall. At least some of them are. Toyota says "Highlander vehicles with VINs that begin with "J" are not involved in the sticking accelerator pedal recall."
Edmunds says "If your vehicle is on the Toyota recall list, locate your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and check with a Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is affected."
Here's the official list from Toyota:
#3080 of 3623 Kill switch
Apr 12, 2010 (4:55 pm)
Ive developed a kill switch that is totally isolated from the computer. It cuts the engine , leaves you with manual steering and enough brakes to stop in an emercency unintended acceleration event. There is just way too much evidence that points to a computer glitch being responsible whereby nothing you do will stop the vehicle. The possibility that the vehichle computer has frozen the throttle in wide open position can no longer be overlooked. Ive installed a prototype of this kill switch on my new Tundra, call me paranoid, I can live with that, but I now have restored my peice of mind knowing that in an emergency unintended acceleration event I can still stop my truck.. If anyone is interested mail me at thomasbill333gmail.com.
#3081 of 3623 Re: Kill switch [jdm9]
Apr 12, 2010 (5:18 pm)
when your kill switch graduates from prototype stage, let us know.
#3082 of 3623 Re: Kill switch [explorerx4]
Apr 12, 2010 (5:24 pm)
It works and looks quite well, if anyone has the manufacturing or marketing expertise, Id be happy to hear from them.
#3084 of 3623 Re: Article from The Safety Record [djohnson1]
Apr 12, 2010 (7:36 pm)
I think the article shows how the NHTSA have been incompetent and Toyota took advantage of the weak minds in the agency. Sadly they are still not doing their job. Or maybe they just do not have the expertise to analyze the problems that DBW systems seem to have. This paragraph says a lot about our wasted tax dollars on the NHTSA.
During two weeks of Congressional hearings, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declared that he would be “getting into the weeds” on the electronic causes of sudden unintended acceleration. And, in late March, the agency announced that it was launching two new investigations. The National Academy of Sciences would be heading a 15-month inquiry into sudden unintended acceleration and automotive electronic vehicle controls. The study will focus on mechanical, human and electronic causes. The agency also launched a separate probe to specifically study sudden unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles with help from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to look at software, hardware, electronics and hazard analysis. A third investigation, conducted by the DOT’s Inspector General, will examine NHTSA’s past eight investigations to determine if they were properly conducted. The agency also has been consulting with outside electromagnetic interference experts from Great Britain, Keith Armstrong, whose specialty is EMI, and Antony Anderson, an electrical forensic engineer, on the possibility of EMI to Toyota’s electronic throttle system.
#3085 of 3623 Re: Article from The Safety Record [gagrice]
Apr 13, 2010 (8:38 am)
Apparently consumer reports has just discovered that there is a serious firmware flaw, SOFTWARE BUG, in the Lexus GX460's stability control system, VSC. Strangely it doesn't seem to be in the Toyota 4runner, the GX's virtaul eqivalent.
#3086 of 3623 Re: Kill switch [jdm9]
Apr 13, 2010 (3:33 pm)
that's where you have to do your own 'pounding the pavement'. hope you got a patent on it.
#3087 of 3623 Re: Article from The Safety Record [wwest]
Apr 13, 2010 (3:38 pm)
i have been reading that toyota does a lot of computer simulated testing and a while back gagrace posted that he never saw toyota doing cold weather testing although seeing some other brands.
it does make you wonder if anyone thought of entering the additional weight or horsepower of the GX into the virtual stability control test program.
#3088 of 3623 The list at the top of the page
Apr 15, 2010 (7:01 am)
"The 2010 Highlander is included in the recall. At least some of them are."
That was my point, the list is not accurate and it's at the top of every page. It does not say "Some 2010 Highlanders" as it should. How about cleaning it up to make it accurate?
Or doesn't accuracy matter?