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#3570 of 3593 Re: first of many? [steve_]
Jun 01, 2012 (8:05 am)
Oh, something has been greased somewhere, without a doubt. Follow the money.
#3571 of 3593 one more recall but the issue has largely faded away
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 29, 2012 (3:13 pm)
"Over a 10-year period, NHTSA received nearly 3,100 complaints, alleging at least 93 deaths from Toyota sudden acceleration incidents, but has confirmed a link in just five deaths. In that same period, the rest of the industry accounted for about 6,400 complaints combined.
In January 2010, Toyota was forced to temporarily stop selling more than 60 percent of vehicles in the United States, as it searched for a fix for its sticky pedal problem. Its top executive, Akio Toyoda, was called to testify before Congress, and the issue got worldwide attention.
Toyota still faces hundreds of lawsuits in connection with its recalls.
But the issue has largely faded away. The Senate this year had approved legislation to require Congress to set pedal entrapment rules as part of a highway bill, but as part of a compromise unveiled Thursday, the provision to require NHTSA to set new pedal placement rules was dropped — as were most new safety requirements sought by the Senate."
Toyota expanding Lexus pedal recall (Detroit News)
#3572 of 3593 Question...
Jul 02, 2012 (6:29 am)
...does this SUA issue affect the Avalon?
Jul 02, 2012 (7:09 am)
the problems with toyotas and unintended acceleration (runaway acceleration), according to some pundits, was all DRIVER ERROR!
No chance of drive-by-wire or electronics. Then they decided floor mats. Then they decided it was the fault of US supplier of electronics for the accelerator pedal.
Now it's back to accelerator after testing two samples for whiskers in electronic parts. This is as hard to pin down as the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire cause! Link to fire info
They are still debating over what's the cause and who did the cover up. Guess they should blame John Davidson who was the singer attraction appearing at the time. Or the aluminum wiring. Of the arson idea. Or sabotage by two workers there during the day. Etc.
Maybe NASA can investigate the Beverly Hills fire.
#3574 of 3593 Re: I thought [imidazol97]
Jul 02, 2012 (2:02 pm)
If the problem is really intermittent electrical... you may never find it. This is one of the most difficult things to find in all of auto engineering. Unless you have a system monitor after every event.. and there are hundreds of events occuring in an auto electrical system at the same time.. it may remain hidden for the life of the vehicle, especially because all similar vehicles do not have it. This is one of the great question marks in the Avy/Lexus line. My '07 Limited has never done it, it's been perfect except for the oil line failure repair under warranty. Go figure....
#3575 of 3593 Re: Question... [lemko]
Jul 02, 2012 (3:15 pm)
Toyota unintended acceleration issue was never proved to exist. Something like UFOs or aliens. Even NASA tried to find any faults in Toyotas but came up empty handed.
#3576 of 3593 Re: Question... [luckyseven]
Jul 02, 2012 (3:18 pm)
NASA had two unintended shuttle crashes. Both design failures, So nothing is perfect.
#3577 of 3593 Re: Question... [luckyseven]
Jul 02, 2012 (4:38 pm)
>Even NASA tried to find any faults in Toyotas but came up empty handed.
NASA checked for radio interference, electromagnetic interference from typically surface power lines that might have interfered with the electronics. If the tenet that there's a problem in the electronics is so silly, why would anyone have bothered to have NASA check? That alone gives validity.
Have you proven that there are no electronic flaws?
#3579 of 3593 Re: Question... [steve_]
Jul 02, 2012 (6:22 pm)
Interesting article. Tin whiskers are unavoidable without the Pb that should be in the solder alloy.