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

    I've had that happen occasionally with my vehicle, it's older but I still love it so I keep it around. If the Toyotas have the same problem as mine it is probably the return spring on the choke mechanism, accelerators are pretty simple even in these computerized vehicle days.
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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    ouch!! what a nightmare!!

    ABC News Reports Highlighted Deaths, Hundreds of Accidents Linked to Hazard.

    Toyota has suspended sales of eight of its most popular vehicle models while the motor company investigates sticking accelerator pedals, following reports by ABC News' Brian Ross that examined incidents of random acceleration, some of which resulted in fatalities.
    PHOTO Toyota on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 announced that it is instructing Toyota dealers to temporarily suspend sales of eight models involved in the recall announced on Jan. 21.

    Toyota dealers across the country have been instructed not to sell the 2009-2010 RAV4, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2005-2010 Avalon, 2010 Highlander, 2007-2010 Tundra, 2008-2010 Sequoia, and certain 2007-2010 Camry models

    Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking - ABC News

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    so much for that quality thingy, huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so much for that quality thingy, huh?
    I don't know how they got that rep to begin with, I've seen some of the most severe regular use/low stress failures come out of friends Toyotas over the years, everything from an airbag sensor short, to a steering column fracture, to a crankshaft actually breaking in half at mid-rev and sending the entire piston assembly into the block.
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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    Once upon a time, I drove a Toyota. It was the crappiest piece of crap vehicle I ever owned. You couldn't pay me enough to own another.

    This little escapade merely solidifies my feelings. Floor mats, my ass.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so much for that quality thingy, huh?
    One specific problem does not mean a whole car is not quality built.

    The floor pedals are made the U.S., that could be the problem.
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    Re: Toyota Suspends Sales of 8 Models After Accelerator Pedals Keep Sticking

    I've never had this issue in my 1979 Pontiac.
    Or my 1979 Olds
    Or my 1981 Pontiac
    Or my 1984 Ford
    Or my 1995 Chevy
    Or my 1999 Ram
    Or my 2003 Jeep

    See:
    Throttle Return Spring
    P/N 879645312

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    One specific problem does not mean a whole car is not quality built.

    The floor pedals are made the U.S., that could be the problem.
    It's a design problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I've never had this issue in my 1979 Pontiac.
    Or my 1979 Olds
    Or my 1981 Pontiac
    Or my 1984 Ford
    Or my 1995 Chevy
    Or my 1999 Ram
    Or my 2003 Jeep

    See:
    Throttle Return Spring
    P/N 879645312
    I have never had any problems with American Cars since I started driving in 1969. Never been stranded and never been towed. My brother who owns a Toyota can not make that claim.
    Fords quality and technology have surpassed Toyotas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I have never had any problems with American Cars since I started driving in 1969. Never been stranded and never been towed. My brother who owns a Toyota can not make that claim.
    Fords quality and technology have surpassed Toyotas.
    Really, the whole thing is absurd. The issue, whatever it is, stems from the sytem being more complicated than it needs to be.

    There are TWO throttle return springs on my 1970 Q-jet; the 2nd one is there in case the first one breaks. 40 years old and 100% dependable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Really, the whole thing is absurd. The issue, whatever it is, stems from the sytem being more complicated than it needs to be.

    There are TWO throttle return springs on my 1970 Q-jet; the 2nd one is there in case the first one breaks. 40 years old and 100% dependable.
    Isn't the Toyota problem with the gas pedal getting stuck in the carpet or floormat?

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