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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    I bought a 2009 Toyota Tacoma in October 2008. The only problem I have had is the radio volume control goes out when the vehicle sits in the hot sun. Toyota replaced the radio, and after 8 months, the second one had the same problem. I had a 3rd radio on order and at Christmas time put in a brand new JVC radio. Problem fixed. The Internet is full of the volume control radio woes. Unfortunately, I was one of those who discovered that the Tacomas had radio problems.

    I laughed about the mats getting stuck under the accelerator. When I bought my truck, it had cloth mats, which wouldn't have lasted long with the mud I track in. I replaced them with rubber mats. Problem solved. Fortunately, my truck wasn't on the recall list for the accelerator problem. The only accelerator problem I have is a lead foot.

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Another thing I can't figure is why all the fatalities with the stuck accelerator? All you have to do is put your transmission in neutral and coast. Duh! Then again, I only drive a stick shift. I suppose those with automatics don't think of the obvious.
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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    they haven't quite solved the problem yet. we'll wait and see.

    who wants to buy a toyota now?

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    I'm on my 3rd Toyota pickup, and I keep them just about forever. When I got rid of my 94 pickup, it had 274,000 miles on it. They are just like the Energizer Bunny. They keep going and going.

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Wait, they actually tried that?

    Yes, they did. I got mail on that one. I also laughed at their instructions on what to do if your accelerator stuck. They told you to look down at the floor to see what was causing the accelerator to stick and see if you can dislodge the acclerator with your hand. No wonder there have been so many fatalities.

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Just listening to the Morning news now--and they are blaming the floor mats for the accidents still. ---Even the cars that didn't have floor mattes. this tells me there is a serious problem they don't want to face. --aliens I bet, are behind it.
    Damn Mexicans...

    Wait, that's not what you mean..

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Yup, remember all those old Ford SUVs that would roll over when people took a corner too fast?
    Well, common sense tells you when you have a vehicle with a high ground clearance, that will happen. Oh wait. We're dealing with the idiot generation that has no common sense. Common sense has to be put in the instruction manual under Duh.

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Another thing I can't figure is why all the fatalities with the stuck accelerator? All you have to do is put your transmission in neutral and coast. Duh! Then again, I only drive a stick shift. I suppose those with automatics don't think of the obvious.
    I think people panic when they are confronted with a unexpected full acceleration, with no warning. I can see that getting my attention for sure.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    Damn Mexicans...

    Wait, that's not what you mean..
    Naw! He means ET aliens.

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Naw! He means ET aliens.
    No, I meant Mexicans---just kidding
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    No, I meant Mexicans---just kidding
    You know, it was probably those Canadians at fault because Toyota does have a manufacturing facility in Canada as well as Mexico.

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