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Thread: APNewsBreak: Probe questions runaway Prius story

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Probe questions runaway Prius story

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Have you ever had a crazy computer in a car?

    Sometimes codes don't show up.

    I don't know what happened with this particular car but all I am saying is it is possible considering their system.
    There were codes, and they showed about 250 attempts of applying the brake lightly. This is consistent with how the brakes were worn down.

    Less heat applied over time has a different effect on metal then does extreme heat applied within a short time span.

    There is no evidence supporting the driver's claims.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Probe questions runaway Prius story

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    There were codes, and they showed about 250 attempts of applying the brake lightly. This is consistent with how the brakes were worn down.

    Less heat applied over time has a different effect on metal then does extreme heat applied within a short time span.

    There is no evidence supporting the driver's claims.
    Not too mention he refused to do anything the 911 dispatcher asked him to do that might have stopped the car. He refused to put the car in nuetral, he refused to turn the car off, stating that he thought doing so might cause the car to flip over. Seriously. Also he claims that he tried to pull the accelerator pedal up from the floor at 94 miles an hour, which stretches credulity. Ingrassia, who has long 33 inch arms, tried to do so at twenty miles an hour in a Pruis and almost lost control. Sikes claimed he did so at 94 miles an hour...........

    Add to that the fact the the first thing the CHP officers on scene noticed when examining the car, is that the accelerator pedal was in the extended position or "up" position, not locked down, which is what has happened in other verified cases.

    Last but not least, Sikes was out front and granting media interview after media interview the next day. Smells fishy as hell.

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