Toyota/Lexus Runaway Fix Not Limited to Floor Mats (!)

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Old 06 Oct 2009, 02:53 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Toyota/Lexus Runaway Fix Not Limited to Floor Mats (!)

I've wondered why only US Toyota/Lexus are having this problem and
being recalled. It's like only US engines were sludging up.

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"It will not just be the floor mat," Lyons said, declining to specify
what the fix might be. He said engineering teams in Japan and North
America are working on it.
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Old 06 Oct 2009, 07:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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john <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:10aaf0b8-ace9-4ebf-9c73-5122444326f3@a39g2000pre.googlegroups.com:

> I've wondered why only US Toyota/Lexus are having this problem and
> being recalled. It's like only US engines were sludging up.
>
> ===============
> "It will not just be the floor mat," Lyons said, declining to specify
> what the fix might be. He said engineering teams in Japan and North
> America are working on it.
> ===============
>
> Full article at:
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...325/1148/Toyot
> a+seeks++vehicle+fix++in+recall+of+3.8M+vehicles
>
>



I can think of one thing that they might want to try that should be fairly
easy to implement on cars with throttle-by-wire:

If the gas and brake both end up being activated AT THE SAME TIME, the
ECM/PCM would reduce the throttle opening to the same degree as there was
pressure on the brake pedal (or brake pedal arm movement).


Simple, no?


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