From: Mike on
Seems you have on of those poorly designed Toyotas, that are causing
confusing for the driver


"Hachiroku ????" <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote in message
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> Driving my Scion the other day, I had the cruise set for 50, and since I
> was on a secondary road I came up on some traffic. Nothing drastic, just
> slow down a little.
>
> The brakes on this car are VERY touchy, so I just touched the brake and...
>
> the car SPED UP!
>
> It seems I had depressed the pedal enough to make the pads grab, but not
> enough to trip the brake light! So, the cruise control added some more
> juice! Once I pressed a little more, the cruise gave up, but until I
> pressed the pedal past a certain point, the cruise stayed on.
>
> BTW, on this car, it WILL remember what speed you have set until you
> either turn the cruise off, or shut the car off. So, if you were doing 75
> on the highway, and come into town, and accidently hit the stalk and
> select "Resume"...
>
> I did this accidently once, and the car responded by taking off at
> lightning speed; but pressing the brake (far enough) stopped this.
>
>


From: in2dadark on
On Aug 13, 1:10 am, Hachiroku ハチロク <Tru...(a)e86.GTS> wrote:
> Driving my Scion the other day, I had the cruise set for 50, and since I
> was on a secondary road I came up on some traffic. Nothing drastic, just
> slow down a little.
>
> The brakes on this car are VERY touchy, so I just touched the brake and...
>
> the car SPED UP!
>
> It seems I had depressed the pedal enough to make the pads grab, but not
> enough to trip the brake light! So, the cruise control added some more
> juice! Once I pressed a little more, the cruise gave up, but until I
> pressed the pedal past a certain point, the cruise stayed on.
>
> BTW, on this car, it WILL remember what speed you have set until you
> either turn the cruise off, or shut the car off. So, if you were doing 75
> on the highway, and come into town, and accidently hit the stalk and
> select "Resume"...
>
> I did this accidently once, and the car responded by taking off at
> lightning speed; but pressing the brake (far enough) stopped this.

My camry does this. But it's subtle. I also have to watch the resume.
When I hit the brakes it takes it off of CC. When I hit the cruise
again once it will not resume the prev speed. If I hit it twice it
will take me back to the previous speed.
From: Hachiroku on
On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:18:29 -0700, Bill Vanek wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 01:10:53 -0400, Hachiroku ???? <Trueno(a)e86.GTS>
> wrote:
>
>>It seems I had depressed the pedal enough to make the pads grab, but not
>>enough to trip the brake light! So, the cruise control added some more
>>juice!
>
> This is something Toyota would be interested in hearing, but they are
> probably already aware of this as a potential problem. Offhand, I
> can't think of anything else that would tell the car to stop
> depressing the accelerator once the brake-applied signal is lost. But
> I could be forgetting something.

I sent them an email about hitting the stalk by accident and having the
car zoom off. No response.

This is not your father's Toyota...



From: Hachiroku on
On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:51:28 -0400, MG wrote:

>
>
> "Bill Vanek" <bilvanek(a)invalid.com> wrote in message
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>> On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 01:10:53 -0400, Hachiroku ???? <Trueno(a)e86.GTS>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>It seems I had depressed the pedal enough to make the pads grab, but not
>>>enough to trip the brake light! So, the cruise control added some more
>>>juice!
>>
>> This is something Toyota would be interested in hearing, but they are
>> probably already aware of this as a potential problem. Offhand, I
>> can't think of anything else that would tell the car to stop
>> depressing the accelerator once the brake-applied signal is lost. But
>> I could be forgetting something.
>
> Or you could drive the car yourself, and skip all the inherent problems of
> cruise control. Never-turned-on cruise control never malfunctions.

Nah. I use it on the highway and on some secondary roads and get 32 MPG.
You just have to become familiar with it's idiosyncracies...



From: Hachiroku on
On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:05:28 -0500, Pete C. wrote:

>
> MG wrote:
>>
>> "Bill Vanek" <bilvanek(a)invalid.com> wrote in message
>> news:grka66dgmfiduj8dht1vk7cu7to82scjhm(a)4ax.com...
>> > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 01:10:53 -0400, Hachiroku ???? <Trueno(a)e86.GTS>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >>It seems I had depressed the pedal enough to make the pads grab, but not
>> >>enough to trip the brake light! So, the cruise control added some more
>> >>juice!
>> >
>> > This is something Toyota would be interested in hearing, but they are
>> > probably already aware of this as a potential problem. Offhand, I
>> > can't think of anything else that would tell the car to stop
>> > depressing the accelerator once the brake-applied signal is lost. But
>> > I could be forgetting something.
>>
>> Or you could drive the car yourself, and skip all the inherent problems of
>> cruise control. Never-turned-on cruise control never malfunctions.
>
> Yes, however the never removed from the accelerator pedal foot tends to
> cramp well within the cruising range of most vehicles.

The seating in this car is such that it actually is more comfortable to
depress the gas pedal. You'll be doing 85 before you know it!