04-29-2012, 08:21 AM
Just received a free limited time offer from toyota to update the software in my 2009 sequioa sr5 for smart stop technology. Really don't feel its necessary and alot of times screwing with something causes more problems than it solves. On the other hand, would it help when traded in or is it a non-issue.
04-29-2012, 08:46 AM
I seriously doubt having it would increase trade-in value at any dealer, so then it depends on whether you need a "nanny" to intervene if you push both the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time.
04-30-2012, 09:14 AM
is this still Toyota's response to the "out of control" speed issue? I thought the gas pedal fix was the answer to this? Are they now backpeddaling because a few cases of out of control cars could not be explained by the pedal fix?
I still don't understand why in those situations people don't just brake and put the car in neutral. If a faster stop is needed, throw it into park and destroy the tranny. Am I missing something here?
04-30-2012, 09:34 AM
Have you noticed the lack of media attention to multiple Chevy Volts catching fire while PARKED and unattended for days? Maybe due to Gov't Motors being union & Toyota not being union? DOT & NHTSA investigations concluded the only factors positively identified as causing the accelerations was driver error, not design problems or electronic system failures.
04-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Am I missing something here?
Yup, you're missing that these people are idiots. Including the guy that though his car would flip over if he put it in neutral. Turn the damn key or press and hold the start button and problem also solved.
The problem now is, I need to drive the dumbed down next generation Toyota's because of these idiots.