Times: Experts say throttles to blame for sudden acceleration

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Old 27 Nov 2009, 08:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Times: Experts say throttles to blame for sudden acceleration

Motorists and experts say throttles, not floor mats, to blame for
sudden acceleration
Amid widening concern over acceleration events, Toyota has cited
'floor mat entrapment.' But reports point to another potential cause:
the electronic throttles that have replaced mechanical systems.

Eric Weiss was stopped at a busy Long Beach intersection last month
when he said his 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup unexpectedly started
accelerating, forcing him to stand on the brakes to keep the bucking
truck from plowing into oncoming cars.

But Weiss is convinced his incident wasn't caused by a floor mat. He
said he removed them months earlier on the advice of his Toyota dealer
after his truck suddenly accelerated and rear-ended a BMW.

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Old 27 Nov 2009, 09:03 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 18:39:53 -0800, john wrote:

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> Motorists and experts say throttles, not floor mats, to blame for sudden
> acceleration


Yawn. We don't care. We like Toyotas. Go away.



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Old 27 Nov 2009, 09:54 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2d474938-f18c-41b8-baca-9f2a71922d20@b36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Motorists and experts say throttles, not floor mats, to blame for
> sudden acceleration
> Amid widening concern over acceleration events, Toyota has cited
> 'floor mat entrapment.' But reports point to another potential cause:
> the electronic throttles that have replaced mechanical systems.
>
> Eric Weiss was stopped at a busy Long Beach intersection last month
> when he said his 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup unexpectedly started
> accelerating, forcing him to stand on the brakes to keep the bucking
> truck from plowing into oncoming cars.
>
> But Weiss is convinced his incident wasn't caused by a floor mat. He
> said he removed them months earlier on the advice of his Toyota dealer
> after his truck suddenly accelerated and rear-ended a BMW.
>
> Full article at:
> http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,5254584.story



Ummm......hello neutral. Hello key. Hello put down the ****ing cell phone.



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Old 29 Nov 2009, 02:06 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Motorists and experts say throttles, not floor mats, to blame for
> sudden acceleration


What experts?

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Old 29 Nov 2009, 04:14 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Times: Experts say throttles to blame for sudden acceleration

None of the cars I ever owned, that were equipped with floor mats, ever
suffered from uncontrolled acceleration. So I guess I could be one who
believes that floor mats do not cause cars to accelerate, but then again,
I'm not an expert in the field of floor mats.


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> "john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:2d474938-f18c-41b8-baca-9f2a71922d20@b36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>> Motorists and experts say throttles, not floor mats, to blame for
>> sudden acceleration

>
> What experts?



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Old 30 Nov 2009, 06:37 am   #6 (permalink)
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"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2d474938-f18c-41b8-baca-9f2a71922d20@b36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Motorists and experts say throttles, not floor mats, to blame for
> sudden acceleration
> Amid widening concern over acceleration events, Toyota has cited
> 'floor mat entrapment.' But reports point to another potential
> cause:
> the electronic throttles that have replaced mechanical systems.
>
> Eric Weiss was stopped at a busy Long Beach intersection last month
> when he said his 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup unexpectedly started
> accelerating, forcing him to stand on the brakes to keep the bucking
> truck from plowing into oncoming cars.
>
> But Weiss is convinced his incident wasn't caused by a floor mat. He
> said he removed them months earlier on the advice of his Toyota
> dealer
> after his truck suddenly accelerated and rear-ended a BMW.
>
> Full article at:
> http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,5254584.story


Of course Weiss is sure it wasn't caused by floormats. It is far mor
elikely that the problem was caused by pedal confusion (either pushing
the wrong pedal or pushing both the brake and accelerator pedals at
the same time). People do it all the time. Some people refuse to
understand that they casued the problem and prefer blaming mysterious
forces. Trial lawyers are more than willing to encourage this.

Ed


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