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Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:12 pm
by darth
Toyota's President"s overshot Washington DC by 150 miles today, winding up in Va. He crashed into a blacksmiths shop.

Said he was having trouble with the brakes on his toyota. view http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-boro ... 72938.html

It appears he is ok.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:44 pm
by André
Not true and not funny.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:58 pm
by darth
Of course it is not funny. Is the link incorrect?

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:49 pm
by AXEMAN
I just read on the news that Toyota cut corners as far as safty to the tune of 1 million dollers and this is true and this is what they said first . Toyota alledgedly talked of saving millions by avoiding investigations and delaying safety regulations. :)

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:52 pm
by darth
Yes I read that also. Been following this closey.

Lets hope the goverment gets to the bottom of this soon

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:20 pm
by AXEMAN
darth wrote:Yes I read that also. Been following this closey.

Lets hope the goverment gets to the bottom of this soon
Darth keep me in the loop i will do the same for you thanks bud. :thumbup:

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:34 am
by André
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Borowitz wrote:Andy Borowitz (born January 4, 1958) is a comedian and satirist who won the first National Press Club award for humor, and is known for creating the satirical website, the Borowitz Report.
It's not true.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:46 pm
by darth
Thanks for the additional information.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:25 am
by hornakapopolis
Anyone that read that and couldn't figure out it wasn't true needs to be put in a Toyota

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:14 pm
by AXEMAN
wrote:Anyone that read that and couldn't figure out it wasn't true needs to be put in a Toyota
Hey i just said what was on the news i have no personal intrest at all . I don't care hornakapopolis so you get a Toyota wait you already drive one right .

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:15 pm
by hornakapopolis
Nope... and actually, thinking about it, I don't think I've ever driven a Toyota, which is a bit odd if you think about it.

You do realize though, that every "truth" comment so far in this thread had nothing to do with your post, right. (That includes mine. ;) )

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:14 pm
by darth
No thanks Denny. I prefer my Acura. lol

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:00 am
by addonsfan
what's wrong with toyota?? :roll:

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:21 pm
by darth
Perhaps gliches in thier electronics . l have read that there is no longer a cable from the accelerator to the throttle in a lot of new car makes.

Electronics control the throttle.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:42 am
by André
Almost everything in cars made in the last couple of years is completely electronic. Everything from the steering wheel, to the brakes and accelerator pedal no longer are directly connected to their respective parts. This is know as drive by wire. Toyota has had to recall millions of vehicles for the accelerator pedal "sticking" so the car will continue to accelerate.

You can read more about it and the cars affected by going to Toyota's Site.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:36 pm
by darth
Yes, lot of useful information on thier site. Of course bogus complaints also should be factored in.

However, one complaint was interesting, This person stated that his accelerator stuck, he stated he shut the key off, coasted to a stop.

Restarted the car, the accelerator was not stuck.

Re: Brake Problems

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:54 pm
by AXEMAN
hornakapopolis wrote:Nope... and actually, thinking about it, I don't think I've ever driven a Toyota, which is a bit odd if you think about it.

You do realize though, that every "truth" comment so far in this thread had nothing to do with your post, right. (That includes mine. ;) )
Sorry dude i did not mean any dissrespect to hornakapopolis or anyone. It is just that a car accident i had in 1988 that almost killed me i was permamently dissabled me i was a passenger in a Toyota. The car tried to make me part of the door. :) :thumbup: