U.S. to Probe Toyota Electronics in Sudden Acceleration

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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:56 pm   #1 (permalink)
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"WASHINGTON -- Federal auto safety regulators have renewed their
probes of electrical problems in Toyota cars and trucks that could
lead to sudden acceleration, as part of a broader look at the
automaker's two recalls of 5.6 million vehicles.

Later Monday, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, who owns
several Toyota Prius hybrids, challenged Toyota's conclusion that
electronics were not a contributing factor. Wozniak, who spoke at a
conference in San Francisco, said his 2010 Prius' accelerator "goes
wild but only under certain conditions of cruise control. And I can
repeat it over and over and over again safely."

"This is software," Wozniak said, according to CNET, a popular
electronics Web site. "It's not a bad accelerator pedal. It's very
scary, but luckily for me I can hit the brakes."


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http://www.freep.com/article/2010020...s-get-new-look
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 09:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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How's that hard-on coming john? You just love negative stories about
Toyota. Too bad you can't afford to purchase one. Just FYI.


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Old 04 Feb 2010, 10:01 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Feb 3, 10:56*pm, john <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "WASHINGTON -- Federal auto safety regulators have renewed their
> probes of electrical problems in Toyota cars and trucks that could
> lead to sudden acceleration, as part of a broader look at the
> automaker's two recalls of 5.6 million vehicles.
>
> Later Monday, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, who owns
> several Toyota Prius hybrids, challenged Toyota's conclusion that
> electronics were not a contributing factor. Wozniak, who spoke at a
> conference in San Francisco, said his 2010 Prius' accelerator "goes
> wild but only under certain conditions of cruise control. And I can
> repeat it over and over and over again safely."
>
> "This is software," Wozniak said, according to CNET, a popular
> electronics Web site. "It's not a bad accelerator pedal. It's very
> scary, but luckily for me I can hit the brakes."
>
> Full article at:http://www.freep.com/article/2010020...7/1331/busines...


Today I read Toyota says the problem doesnt exist on what has been
sold since late last month, they reprogrammed the computer and that
fixed it. So they knew, they know, they dont tell, they dont offer a
fix or warning they wait until they will be forced to do something
after more accidents. That does not inspire confidence any issue is
properly addressed. If it wasnt for Apples founder being on Tv I
wonder if this would have been overlooked as Toy seems to want. Maybe
all these issues are computer related. Wozniak thinks its programming
on his Prius, a guy that could have 100 Rolls Royces with chauffers,
hasnt smashed his Toy up, is the best proof yet Toyota is playing
games to save a buck.
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 11:02 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Feb 4, 9:59*am, "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <b...@yanaire.org> wrote:
> How's that hard-on coming john? *You just love negative stories about
> Toyota. *Too bad you can't afford to purchase one. *Just FYI.


Last I saw he had a new Bently.
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 06:22 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: U.S. to Probe Toyota Electronics in Sudden Acceleration

ransley <Mark_Ransley@Yahoo.com> wrote in news:3c4a7355-5787-4ed4-b7e8-
dbad31983bd8@s12g2000yqj.googlegroups.com:

> On Feb 4, 9:59*am, "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <b...@yanaire.org> wrote:
>> How's that hard-on coming john? *You just love negative stories about
>> Toyota. *Too bad you can't afford to purchase one. *Just FYI.

>
> Last I saw he had a new Bently.


Actually it's B-e-n-t-l-e-y.

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