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#32 of 3623 Toyota RAV4 Recall
Jan 27, 2010 (1:39 pm)
I have 2006 RAV$ and am concerned issue may exist with my vehicle also. I have not had acceleration problem, but have recently noticed issues with sudden engine acceleration when braking and then go to put in park occasionally. Engine acceleration will return to normal shortly, but is definitely delayed. So far this has only occurred when I am pulling into my driveway to park and/or when I was going to park in space at a parking center. I have checked the locked in place floormats, and they are definitely not causing issues with accelerator I just spoke with my friend's husband who has 2008 RAV4 and he states he started having problems with a delay for accelerator not backing off when braking. while he was actually driving on roads. He states problem started about six months ago. So far the accelerator eventually backs off, and has not had any increase in acceleration. He has reviewed problem over the six months, and could not find he is inadvertantly causing. He is concerned now since recall. Is anyone else with models earlier than 2009 having problems??
#33 of 3623 2007 Prius
Jan 27, 2010 (1:43 pm)
This car was initially tagged for what they called a floor mat problem with no resolution. I was told to take out the mats until a recall notice was sent. Does anyone know if this latest problem with the stuck accelerator is related to this vehicle. I am totally confused !!!
#34 of 3623 Identify Accelerator Mechanisms
Jan 27, 2010 (1:45 pm)
Several sites on the net discuss the ability of dealers, etc. to identify the Denso or CTS assemblies that are on a particular vehicle. One site stated "check the pedal manufacturer, it's the 1st line on side facing driver's door. Its difficult but it can be done". It appears that only CTS assemblies have a possible problem.
I haven't tried this yet, will post any info I get.
#35 of 3623 Re: 2004 Highlander [nippononly]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:46 pm)
Camry began using DBW with the 2002 MY, the same year they switched to the U140E transaxle.
#36 of 3623 Re: 2007 Prius [ohmygosh]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:47 pm)
It's not in the list of cars at the top of the page for this forum, so it's not included in the second big recall here for unintended acceleration problems. Drive on and enjoy.
#37 of 3623 Re: 2007 Prius [ohmygosh]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:47 pm)
Prius isn't included in this recall, as it is built in Japan.
#38 of 3623 Re: Toyota RAV4 Recall [sharonkl]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Check the VIN number. If it starts with "JT" then it was manufatured in Japan and has a Denso japanese made accelerator pedal.
If it has a "J' only then it most surely will contain the affected CTS pedal which was made in Indiana.
#39 of 3623 Re: 2004 Highlander [wwest]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:50 pm)
Good to know.
The '04 Highlander, of course, was still the 2000 design, so it may not have been updated under the hood until they revised the model for 2006 (2007?).
It may be that eventually older models are included in the recall, but for now I don't believe the '04 HL is. Again, the dealer or TMSUSA would be the best source of information.
#40 of 3623 Stop sale wasn't voluntary, as Toyota claims
Jan 27, 2010 (1:51 pm)
This really crosses the line from "spin" into outright lying:
Federal auto safety regulators said today that Toyota was legally required to stop selling the eight models it recalled last week.
#41 of 3623 Re: No Lexus? [ponderpoint]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:57 pm)
According to the NHTSA memorandum on the San Diego Lexus crash, the accelerator pedal had fused with the floor mat, a mat that wasn't the right one for the vehicle nor was properly secured to prevent it from sliding forward.
Also, the pedal assembly was removed from the car, tested, and found to be operating normally.