Only US Toyota/Lexus have runaway problems? Design problem?

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Old 01 Oct 2009, 07:37 pm   #1 (permalink)
john
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Default Only US Toyota/Lexus have runaway problems? Design problem?

"The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."

Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
Japanese domestic production?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21712613/
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Old 01 Oct 2009, 08:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Only US Toyota/Lexus have runaway problems? Design problem?


"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:b7dc2f9c-f51a-48bc-b331-0f32f62b4c00@f18g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> "The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."
>
> Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
> design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
> Japanese domestic production?
>
> http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21712613/



Maybe Toyota USA uses a floor mat that the other subsidiaries don't use.

You read the part about the recall being due to the mats, right?










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Old 01 Oct 2009, 09:13 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Only US Toyota/Lexus have runaway problems? Design problem?

On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 17:37:42 -0700 (PDT), john <johngdole@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>"The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."
>
>Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
>design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
>Japanese domestic production?
>
>http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21712613/


The American designed and supplied floor mats.
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Old 01 Oct 2009, 10:36 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Oct 1, 10:13*pm, cl...@snyder.on.ca wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 17:37:42 -0700 (PDT), john <johngd...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >"The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."

>
> >Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
> >design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
> >Japanese domestic production?

>
> >http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...ota-in-massive...

>
> The American designed and supplied floor mats.


We sue like minks fu*k. Get it?
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Old 02 Oct 2009, 04:15 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Only US Toyota/Lexus have runaway problems? Design problem?

In article <ha3jvb$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote:

> "john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:b7dc2f9c-f51a-48bc-b331-0f32f62b4c00@f18g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> > "The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."
> >
> > Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
> > design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
> > Japanese domestic production?
> >
> > http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...massive-recall
> > -of-runaway-cars-115875-21712613/

>
>
> Maybe Toyota USA uses a floor mat that the other subsidiaries don't use.
>
> You read the part about the recall being due to the mats, right?


Back in the old days, you could see the ground between the gas pedal and
the floor boards. Floor boards were real boards too. I'm not that old
but back in the woods where I grew up they drove those old buggys well
into the 50's and I saw a lot of them working PT in a gas station when I
was 15.

We have become way too fussy and demanding now days, why are special
floor mats even needed. Before long, there will be floor mats to
protect the floor mats. Floor mats causing auto crashes, what the hell
next.
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Old 02 Oct 2009, 07:13 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Fri, 02 Oct 2009 04:15:55 -0500, Big Endian wrote:

> Before long, there will be floor mats to protect the floor mats.


Yeah, I've done that...
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Old 02 Oct 2009, 11:02 am   #7 (permalink)
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On Oct 2, 5:15*am, Big Endian <a...@xyz.nex> wrote:
> In article <ha3jvb$l5...@news.eternal-september.org>,
> *"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > "john" <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:b7dc2f9c-f51a-48bc-b331-0f32f62b4c00@f18g2000prf.googlegroups.com....
> > > "The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."

>
> > > Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
> > > design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
> > > Japanese domestic production?

>
> > >http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...ota-in-massive....
> > > -of-runaway-cars-115875-21712613/

>
> > Maybe Toyota USA uses a floor mat that the other subsidiaries don't use..

>
> > You read the part about the recall being due to the mats, right?

>
> Back in the old days, you could see the ground between the gas pedal and
> the floor boards. *Floor boards were real boards too. *I'm not that old
> but back in the woods where I grew up they drove those old buggys well
> into the 50's and I saw a lot of them working PT in a gas station when I
> was 15.
>
> We have become way too fussy and demanding now days, why are special
> floor mats even needed. *Before long, there will be floor mats to
> protect the floor mats. *Floor mats causing auto crashes, what the hell
> next.


why are they attaching floor mats to the floor anyways?
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Old 03 Oct 2009, 02:13 am   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Only US Toyota/Lexus have runaway problems? Design problem?

On Oct 2, 12:02*pm, CEG <corv...@comcast.net> wrote:
> On Oct 2, 5:15*am, Big Endian <a...@xyz.nex> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > In article <ha3jvb$l5...@news.eternal-september.org>,
> > *"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> > > "john" <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > >news:b7dc2f9c-f51a-48bc-b331-0f32f62b4c00@f18g2000prf.googlegroups.com....
> > > > "The problem does not affect any UK Toyota models."

>
> > > > Why are only US market Toyota/Lexus vehicles being recalled? What
> > > > design is unique to the US market that's not there in, say, in UK or
> > > > Japanese domestic production?

>
> > > >http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...ota-in-massive...
> > > > -of-runaway-cars-115875-21712613/

>
> > > Maybe Toyota USA uses a floor mat that the other subsidiaries don't use.

>
> > > You read the part about the recall being due to the mats, right?

>
> > Back in the old days, you could see the ground between the gas pedal and
> > the floor boards. *Floor boards were real boards too. *I'm not thatold
> > but back in the woods where I grew up they drove those old buggys well
> > into the 50's and I saw a lot of them working PT in a gas station when I
> > was 15.

>
> > We have become way too fussy and demanding now days, why are special
> > floor mats even needed. *Before long, there will be floor mats to
> > protect the floor mats. *Floor mats causing auto crashes, what the hell
> > next.

>
> why are they attaching floor mats to the floor anyways?- Hide quoted text-
>




To keep the floormat from sliding under or into the accelerater pedal,
possible causing the pedal to "stick" wide open.



Works well, doesn't it?


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