From: Clay on 4 Mar 2010 09:52
Most likely the extraordinary hype about Toyota's problems are caused
by the OBAMA bunch. Chrysler and GM are both owned by the
Can you say CONSPIRACY? More of a witch hunt aimed at smearing the
TOYOTA brand to promote MoPAR and GM.
Granted Toyota may have some glitches but what car company is perfect.
From: Tom on 4 Mar 2010 10:22
"Clay" <c.story(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Most likely the extraordinary hype about Toyota's problems are caused
> by the OBAMA bunch. Chrysler and GM are both owned by the
> Can you say CONSPIRACY? More of a witch hunt aimed at smearing the
> TOYOTA brand to promote MoPAR and GM.
> Granted Toyota may have some glitches but what car company is perfect.
if a ceo of a American manf. were to testify in the same clueless way what
would have you response been.
I think I have already seen it, but you are ready to forgive a jap manf. who
has been eating our free lunch for
years at the same time pocketing our money at a alarming rate. I don't care
how you slice it the japs have been
stealing American jobs for years, causing American companies to go off shore
in order to compete and this is not just autos. remember steel, textiles,
electronics etc. then china helped out now the Koreans also if it dosnt stop
our kids and grandkids will all be flipping burgers etc.
From: cuhulin on 4 Mar 2010 10:57
I believe what Steve Wozniack said.I believe what the Toyota taxi cab
driver in Dublin,Ireland said.
From: Jeff Strickland on 4 Mar 2010 11:49
I once had a Chevy that would go full-throttle unexpectedly, and it was the
car -- specifically it was the Cruise Control.
Driving along with the Cruise engaged, I would hit the brake for any number
of reasons and the car would slow, but when the brake was released the car
would go to full-throttle to Resume the set speed. The clue of what the
problem was came when a driver pulled up in the lane next to me and said my
brake lights did not come on. Putting two and two together -- I slowed then
let off the brake and went to full throttle -- I told the service department
that the brake light switch on the brake pedal was not working properly.
I don't know that Toyota has the same problem, or not, but my instinct is
that whatever is happening is in a similar vein as what happened in my
Chevy. I do not buy the idea that the pedal is sticking either by floor mats
or by mechanical problems with the pedal itself. I'm leaning to a problem
with the electronics.
That's where the answer lays.
"Uncle_vito" <uncle_vito2002(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> This is mass hysteria.
> Bet there is nothing wrong with the vehicles.
> These folks want publicity or money or they are mistaking the cruise
> control acceleration for sudden acceleration.
> Some folks in the general public are just weird and the media eat it up.
> What suckers.
> "john" <johngdole(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Yeah, it's probably in the electronics. Mats and sticking pedals
> account for only 30% of the runaways. As I understand from the
> hearings, CTS pedals accounted for 0 fatality (all fatalities on Denso
> "About ten Toyota owners have complained to U.S. auto safety
> regulators that their vehicles suffered some kind of sudden
> acceleration after being repaired under Toyotas two recalls for the
> The complaints highlighted by safety advocate Sean Kane drew a quick
> response today from the National Highway Traffic Safety
> Administration, which said it would investigate."
From: cuhulin on 4 Mar 2010 12:21
In January of this year, I rebuilt the Carter Thermo Quad four barrel
carburetor in my 1983 Dodge van.Before I rebuilt the carburetor, the
engine had suddenly got to where it wouldn't slow down, it wouldn't run
at idle speed.I didn't try to drive my van anywhere in that
condition.That was the first four barrel carburetor I have ever
rebuilt.One barrel carburetors and two barrel carburetors are a piece of
cake to rebuild compared to four barrel carburetors.My van runs real