Toyota recalls 3,800 Lexus LS sedans for steering computer fix

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Old 21 May 2010, 10:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
john
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Default Toyota recalls 3,800 Lexus LS sedans for steering computer fix

Another computer induced problem.

"Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 3,800 Lexus LS sedans in the United
States Friday to repair a problem with the steering system.

The recall affects late 2009 and certain 2010 model year Lexus LS 460
and LS 600h L vehicles to address an issue with the steering system,
in which the steering wheel can become off-centered.

Toyota plans to replace the steering computer, which is expected to
take less than one hour, depending on dealer workload.

To avoid the condition, Toyota said not to quickly turn the steering
wheel in the opposite direction, especially if the steering wheel was
turned to the full lock position."

Full article:
From The Detroit News:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0ocdZJvEe
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Old 21 May 2010, 11:03 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota recalls 3,800 Lexus LS sedans for steering computer fix

On 05/21/2010 07:39 PM, john wrote:
> Another computer induced problem.
>
> "Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 3,800 Lexus LS sedans in the United
> States Friday to repair a problem with the steering system.
>
> The recall affects late 2009 and certain 2010 model year Lexus LS 460
> and LS 600h L vehicles to address an issue with the steering system,
> in which the steering wheel can become off-centered.
>
> Toyota plans to replace the steering computer, which is expected to
> take less than one hour, depending on dealer workload.
>
> To avoid the condition, Toyota said not to quickly turn the steering
> wheel in the opposite direction, especially if the steering wheel was
> turned to the full lock position."
>
> Full article:
> From The Detroit News:
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0ocdZJvEe


you need to make your anti-toyota propaganda a little more technically
accurate if you want it to be believed. the "computer" simply senses
torque and tells the power assist motor how much to help with the
turning effort. all the mechanical linkages remain in place and at the
driver's control and the wheel cannot be physically off-centered.

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Old 22 May 2010, 09:53 am   #3 (permalink)
Don Stauffer
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Default Re: Toyota recalls 3,800 Lexus LS sedans for steering computer fix

Although throttle-by-wire has bothered me a bit, since I have had
sticking throttles on three of my cars in the good old days, I figured I
could handle any problem.

Drive/steer-by-wire is something else. Unless they build the systems
with avionics reliability standards (triple or quad redundancy,
dissimilar redundancy, super high spec components, etc) I don't think
steer-by-wire is a very good idea.

john wrote:
> Another computer induced problem.
>
> "Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 3,800 Lexus LS sedans in the United
> States Friday to repair a problem with the steering system.
>
> The recall affects late 2009 and certain 2010 model year Lexus LS 460
> and LS 600h L vehicles to address an issue with the steering system,
> in which the steering wheel can become off-centered.
>
> Toyota plans to replace the steering computer, which is expected to
> take less than one hour, depending on dealer workload.
>
> To avoid the condition, Toyota said not to quickly turn the steering
> wheel in the opposite direction, especially if the steering wheel was
> turned to the full lock position."
>
> Full article:
> From The Detroit News:
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0ocdZJvEe

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Old 22 May 2010, 10:06 am   #4 (permalink)
jim beam
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Default Re: Toyota recalls 3,800 Lexus LS sedans for steering computer fix

On 05/22/2010 06:53 AM, Don Stauffer wrote:
> Although throttle-by-wire has bothered me a bit, since I have had
> sticking throttles on three of my cars in the good old days, I figured I
> could handle any problem.
>
> Drive/steer-by-wire is something else. Unless they build the systems
> with avionics reliability standards (triple or quad redundancy,
> dissimilar redundancy, super high spec components, etc) I don't think
> steer-by-wire is a very good idea.


it's not "fly by wire" steering, so don't get suckered by the
propaganda. it's simply electric [as opposed to hydraulic] power
assist, with a variable power function based on steering wheel torque.
if the system fails, you still have mechanical non-assisted steering.



>
> john wrote:
>> Another computer induced problem.
>>
>> "Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 3,800 Lexus LS sedans in the United
>> States Friday to repair a problem with the steering system.
>>
>> The recall affects late 2009 and certain 2010 model year Lexus LS 460
>> and LS 600h L vehicles to address an issue with the steering system,
>> in which the steering wheel can become off-centered.
>>
>> Toyota plans to replace the steering computer, which is expected to
>> take less than one hour, depending on dealer workload.
>>
>> To avoid the condition, Toyota said not to quickly turn the steering
>> wheel in the opposite direction, especially if the steering wheel was
>> turned to the full lock position."
>>
>> Full article:
>> From The Detroit News:
>> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0ocdZJvEe
>>



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Old 24 May 2010, 04:10 pm   #5 (permalink)
Bill Yanaire, ESQ
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If only you could afford to purchase a Toyota. Oh well. Keep spare change
in your pocket when you take the bus.



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