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#3582 of 3593 Re: I thought [imidazol97]
Jul 02, 2012 (8:26 pm)
Well, to be fair, Camry and Prius seem to attract drivers who often are less than "with it" when on the road..
Floormat issue was a horrible coincidence, IMO.
#3584 of 3593 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 12, 2012 (8:13 pm)
An 80 year old guy hit the gas on his new SL63 AMG and ended up in the bank manager's office of my local Chase bank. Not a word in the paper. Does MB keep a tighter rein on the news than Toyota? Though this guy did not try to lie his way out of responsibility. He was apologetic to the manager for making a huge mess of his office Friday just before closing time.
#3585 of 3593 Re: . [gagrice]
Jul 12, 2012 (8:30 pm)
Exactly. MB had no news to suppress. Pedal misapplication is not news, unless it's a Toyota and the oblivious driver doesn't want to admit a mistake.
And that 80 year old is doing it right - not only by admitting simple error and moving on, but by daring to live it up in a car like that at his age to begin with. Excellent
#3586 of 3593 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 12, 2012 (9:45 pm)
It was a pretty little car. The girls in the bank all felt so sorry for him. At least no one was hurt the boss had stepped out of his office. Mercedes built to break the bank.
#3588 of 3593 and a quietly made change
by steve_ HOST
Jan 09, 2013 (1:38 pm)
"Toyota has modified the start-stop buttons in most of its models so that they shut the engine off after three quick pushes, or after being continuously pushed for two seconds. That's two big changes from the old policy that required a continuous three-second push in order to shut down the power."
Toyota modifies start-stop buttons in case of panic (Detroit Free Press)
#3589 of 3593 Re: Question... [gagrice]
Jan 20, 2013 (11:43 am)
gagrice, you stated that both shuttle losses were due to design failures, yet the first one was not: the designers warned in advance not to launch because the temperatures were well below design goals & tests.
we'd all do well to [re-]read the Feynman addendum to the report on the Challenger.
#3590 of 3593 Re: Question... [elias]
Jan 20, 2013 (4:22 pm)
I was responding to a poster that acted like I should trust NASA on the Toyota failures.
Even NASA tried to find any faults in Toyotas but came up empty handed.
My response was:
NASA had two unintended shuttle crashes. Both design failures, So nothing is perfect.
I should have said NASA is not infallible, read reports on the two shuttle crashes.
#3591 of 3593 toyota tundra flex fuel
Apr 01, 2013 (10:11 am)
buyer beware of Toyota's next new problems. The Toyota Tundra apparently has a problem with the flex fuel vehicles. The ignition sticks in the vehicle will not start then the vehicle run rough until it is serviced. This happens after 7 or 8 Phillips.the only way to avoid the problem is don't run less than a quarter tank of gas, don't run the car for less than 5 minutes, only use flex fuel only if you can find it.
the vehicle will run rough and hesitate when accelerating and even in passing gear. Watch out for that 1.there is a little low Realty from Toyota even if you are a repeat customer.regardless how much you spend on that vehicle there is No quick resolve.you will need to refer to the lemon law.Toyota will have to pay legal fees using the lemon law.