Apple Co-founder's 2010 Toyota Prius has Sudden Acceleration Flaws

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Old 03 Feb 2010, 09:19 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Apple Co-founder's 2010 Toyota Prius has Sudden Acceleration Flaws

"Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Count Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak among
Toyota Motor Corp. car owners who say their vehicles accelerate
unintentionally.

Wozniaks 2010 Toyota Prius can unintentionally accelerate to as much
as 97 miles (156 kilometers) per hour when he uses cruise control to
increase his speed, he said in an interview yesterday. Toyota and the
U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration havent responded
to his complaints in the past two months on what may be a software-
related glitch, he said.

Its scary when it happens, Wozniak, 59, said from San Jose,
California. Ive had trouble getting both the government safety
agency and getting Toyota to listen to me."


http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...-update1-.html


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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:32 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On 2/3/2010 10:19 PM, john wrote:
> "Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Count Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak among
> Toyota Motor Corp. car owners who say their vehicles accelerate
> unintentionally.
>
> Wozniaks 2010 Toyota Prius can unintentionally accelerate to as much
> as 97 miles (156 kilometers) per hour when he uses cruise control to
> increase his speed, he said in an interview yesterday. Toyota and the
> U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration havent responded
> to his complaints in the past two months on what may be a software-
> related glitch, he said.
>
> Its scary when it happens, Wozniak, 59, said from San Jose,
> California. Ive had trouble getting both the government safety
> agency and getting Toyota to listen to me."
>
>
> http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...-update1-.html
>
>


How scary can 0-97 in 1/2 an hour be?
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Feb 3, 11:32*pm, FridoLay <FridoLa...@aol.com> wrote:
> On 2/3/2010 10:19 PM, john wrote:
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> > "Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Count Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak among
> > Toyota Motor Corp. car owners who say their vehicles accelerate
> > unintentionally.

>
> > Wozniaks 2010 Toyota Prius can unintentionally accelerate to as much
> > as 97 miles (156 kilometers) per hour when he uses cruise control to
> > increase his speed, he said in an interview yesterday. Toyota and the
> > U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration havent responded
> > to his complaints in the past two months on what may be a software-
> > related glitch, he said.

>
> > Its scary when it happens, Wozniak, 59, said from San Jose,
> > California. Ive had trouble getting both the government safety
> > agency and getting Toyota to listen to me."

>
> >http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...under-says-his...

>
> How scary can 0-97 in 1/2 an hour be?- Hide quoted text -
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I made the same point in an earlier post and was quickly shot down by
a Prius owner who said his Prius would go TWICE as fast as what you
stated!!!!!!
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 11:04 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Toyota offered to "borrow" Steve Wozniak's Prius. My guess is that by
the time they're done "studying" it the Feds won't be able find any
fault with the Prius.



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Old 03 Feb 2010, 11:06 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Let me guess, Toyota employees are working 24/7 again?


On Feb 3, 8:52*pm, jr92 <coachros...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I made the same point in an earlier post and was quickly shot down by
> a Prius owner who said his Prius would go TWICE as fast as what you
> stated!!!!!!


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Old 04 Feb 2010, 01:28 am   #6 (permalink)
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On 2/3/2010 7:06 PM, john wrote:
> Let me guess, Toyota employees are working 24/7 again?


You're kidding! People are working? That's horrible!

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> On Feb 3, 8:52 pm, jr92<coachros...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I made the same point in an earlier post and was quickly shot down by
>> a Prius owner who said his Prius would go TWICE as fast as what you
>> stated!!!!!!

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Old 04 Feb 2010, 06:41 am   #7 (permalink)
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On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:19:04 -0800, john wrote:

> "Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Count Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak among
> Toyota Motor Corp. car owners who say their vehicles accelerate
> unintentionally.
>
> Wozniak’s 2010 Toyota Prius can unintentionally accelerate to as much as
> 97 miles (156 kilometers) per hour when he uses cruise control to increase
> his speed, he said in an interview yesterday. Toyota and the U.S. National
> Highway Traffic Safety Administration haven’t responded to his
> complaints in the past two months on what may be a software- related
> glitch, he said.
>
> “It’s scary when it happens,” Wozniak, 59, said from San Jose,
> California. “I’ve had trouble getting both the government safety
> agency and getting Toyota to listen to me.”"
>
>
> http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...-update1-.html



How many times you going to cross-post this?

How do you know Woz didn't have the cruise control set for a higher speed,
and in using "the cruise control to accelrate the car" he didn't bump the
paddle and reset to the higher speed? The way the cruise works in this
car, and most modern cars, is that the last set speed is retained in
computer memory. If you bump the paddle to "Resume/Accel" the last set
speed is reset and the car accelerates to that speed.

Your continued posts, with no interjection fromyou, indicates you might
not know a lot about cars, and should probably buy a year's pass from your
local bus company.


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Old 04 Feb 2010, 07:15 am   #8 (permalink)
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On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:52:46 -0800, jr92 wrote:

> On Feb 3, 11:32*pm, FridoLay <FridoLa...@aol.com> wrote:
>> On 2/3/2010 10:19 PM, john wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> > "Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Count Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak among
>> > Toyota Motor Corp. car owners who say their vehicles accelerate
>> > unintentionally.

>>
>> > Wozniak’s 2010 Toyota Prius can unintentionally accelerate to as
>> > much as 97 miles (156 kilometers) per hour when he uses cruise control
>> > to increase his speed, he said in an interview yesterday. Toyota and
>> > the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration haven’t
>> > responded to his complaints in the past two months on what may be a
>> > software- related glitch, he said.

>>
>> > “It’s scary when it happens,” Wozniak, 59, said from San Jose,
>> > California. “I’ve had trouble getting both the government safety
>> > agency and getting Toyota to listen to me.”"

>>
>> >http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...under-says-his...

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>> How scary can 0-97 in 1/2 an hour be?- Hide quoted text -
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>> - Show quoted text -

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> I made the same point in an earlier post and was quickly shot down by a
> Prius owner who said his Prius would go TWICE as fast as what you
> stated!!!!!!



I don't think most Prius owners know where where the accelerator is.
Acceleration ususally has something to do with /speed/.

A lot of them know where the brake is, and now that there's been
discovered a hesitation in the braking system ,this is REALLY going to
confuse them!


One good thing about all this concerning Toyota: fewer people that
shouldn't be on the road to begin with won't be buying them.

The bad thing: they'll be buying SUVs the size of Sherman Tanks that they
REALLY won't know how to control in an emergency. If you can't handle a
Camry, the LAST thing I want to see you behind the wheel of is an
Expedition.

Bus companies sell passes good for a year.


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Old 04 Feb 2010, 07:15 am   #9 (permalink)
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On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 21:06:29 -0800, john wrote:

> Let me guess, Toyota employees are working 24/7 again?


Wrong. More skilled driver that probably can handle himself in a emergency.



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> On Feb 3, 8:52*pm, jr92 <coachros...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I made the same point in an earlier post and was quickly shot down by a
>> Prius owner who said his Prius would go TWICE as fast as what you
>> stated!!!!!!


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On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 21:28:13 -1000, dsi1 wrote:

> On 2/3/2010 7:06 PM, john wrote:
>> Let me guess, Toyota employees are working 24/7 again?

>
> You're kidding! People are working? That's horrible!


Oh, man! There HAVE to be workers in order to pay for the government!

Why do you THINK Congress is so concerned with the unemployment situation?

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>> On Feb 3, 8:52 pm, jr92<coachros...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> I made the same point in an earlier post and was quickly shot down by a
>>> Prius owner who said his Prius would go TWICE as fast as what you
>>> stated!!!!!!

>>
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