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I have been reading articles everywhere about numerous Toyota vehicles that are older than 2007 having issues with sudden acceleration. How long has Toyota been using Drive By Wire? One article was on an 03 Camry. Do the Tundra's use a different DBW system than other Toyota vehicles? Has anyone had issues with sudden acceleration? I am beginning to get concerned. I never liked the idea of a non-mechanical throttle system to begin with. This just solidifies my concerns.
 

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i have experienced sudden deceleration a few times. it seems that when my speedo reaches about 105 mph, she decelerates. gonna have to talk with toyota about this. :D

i'd venture to say that your drive by wire system will be fine. no use in throwing gasoline on a fire that isn't even lit when you could put it in your truck and smoke the tires! :tu:
 

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It's a tempest-in-a-teacup. Did you see that GM was just forced to recall over 1.3 million vehicles for a steering failure (5 production years of the Cobalt and 3 production years of the G4)? It happens.

I still think Toyota is the most economical-to-own vehicle on the market.
 

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i have experienced sudden deceleration a few times. it seems that when my speedo reaches about 105 mph, she decelerates. gonna have to talk with toyota about this. :D

i'd venture to say that your drive by wire system will be fine. no use in throwing gasoline on a fire that isn't even lit when you could put it in your truck and smoke the tires! :tu:


hi , sorry to say: you have hit your speed/road limitor. nothing can or will be done.:ballchain:
this is what i have been saying. but other's have made some comments about that speed. i know this truck will do alot more than 105 and be safe. i unlike many other tundra's, have up-graded many items, to make it safe to excced the 105. there is a member that does over 140. but he has a older tundra & had the limitor removed, and did some work to his!:first:

my wife's rav4 does more than 105, my neices corrola does more than 105, my father in laws highlander does more than 105, & my wifes camry also does more than 105. on that car i never hit the limtor ever. not sure where that 1 was.
never mind all the lexus's in my family, they all do more than 105.
so until someone figures out the ecu codes, & removes the limitors, we are stuck.:ballchain:
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I didn't know that about GM but it doesn't surprise me. These things do happen yes. I just think that some of the technical improvements the auto industry is making in a whole leave too much room for error. What was wrong with a simple throttle cable? If the cable breaks your throttle shuts. I explained DBW to my grandpa (a 93 yr old engineer) and he said it best "That's just stupid".
 

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That unintended acceleration issue might just work out in your favor next time a cop stops you for speeding

hahaha

" But Officer, I was braking as hard as I could and the truck was just going faster and faster ! "
 

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That unintended acceleration issue might just work out in your favor next time a cop stops you for speeding

hahaha

" But Officer, I was braking as hard as I could and the truck was just going faster and faster ! "
I'll just put it in neutral and hold the gas pedal to the floor to simulate a stuck throttle. Then just shut the truck off when he gets out. My luck and I would still get a ticket :D.
 

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Anyone else wonder if all this hoop lah is just retaliation because the "Cash for Clunkers" program went the wrong way? That people bought Toyotas and other "Imports" instead of "American" cars? Or am I just being cynical?:)
 

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hi , sorry to say: you have hit your speed/road limitor. nothing can or will be done.:ballchain:
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yeah, i remember reading a thread here on ts about this very thing. as soon as i read the thread, i had to go and test it out. ;) i wonder how many others did the same?????

surely some body has got to be getting close to cracking this nut by now. maybe there will be a thread sharing how it is to be done here soon?????
 

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.... having issues with sudden acceleration. How long has Toyota been using Drive By Wire? ...
I always have that issue with my truck. That darn pedal gets stuck, and I barely can control my self :devil:. I've being lucky, and did not get a ticket yet :unsure3d:. On my way to vacation spot this weekends I got pulled over, "because my pedal was stuck" and officer understood me completely and just gave me a warning for being honest :evil:
 

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Anyone else wonder if all this hoop lah is just retaliation because the "Cash for Clunkers" program went the wrong way? That people bought Toyotas and other "Imports" instead of "American" cars? Or am I just being cynical?:)
well there is a bit of "truth" or irony to this story that the guv'ment who owns part of GM (Guv'ment Motors) would benefit from taking down their competition (Toyota)...kinda funny how now after ALL these years they make a federal case out of a recall and most others over the years for ALL car manufacturers doemstic and foreign were just swept under the rug so to speak...conspiracy theory....hmmmm...you make the call
 

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hi , sorry to say: you have hit your speed/road limitor. nothing can or will be done.
gorilla

Don't ask me how I know this but, if you turn off the overdrive,the speed limiter has no effect. Just watch the rpm's!


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Anyone else wonder if all this hoop lah is just retaliation because the "Cash for Clunkers" program went the wrong way? That people bought Toyotas and other "Imports" instead of "American" cars? Or am I just being cynical?:)
makes me proud to see comments like this!:first:
 

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I am sure it might have something to do with the politicians trying to "help" GM.

But I don't think so for several reasons:

1. GM just has to recall 1.3 million cars for a suspect steering issue ( mostly Pontiacs)

2. Politicians are so worthless these days, they are too busy screwing each others and totally incapable of thinking, much less designing a plan


How is that for being cynical ?
 

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well there is a bit of "truth" or irony to this story that the guv'ment who owns part of GM (Guv'ment Motors) would benefit from taking down their competition (Toyota)...kinda funny how now after ALL these years they make a federal case out of a recall and most others over the years for ALL car manufacturers doemstic and foreign were just swept under the rug so to speak...conspiracy theory....hmmmm...you make the call
Exactly! We have a winner!!!!! :first:
 

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My truck has an accelerator problem, buts it’s more associated with my lead in my right foot.
 

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Yep, I have an accelerator problem too. To fix the problem, I installed headers, removed a lot of the tailpipe, added an underdrive pulley, a Unichip, and I have an electric fan waiting in the wings. None of these changes have fully solved the problem.

Unfortunately, I don't think Toyota has decided to cover forged H-beam rods or their installation, nor do they have a recall for accelerator problems involving installation of a forced induction remedy, so I will have to bide my time and save my pennies for now.

It's also entirely possible, like the "floormat" escapade, that the accelerator problem in my truck exists in the linkage between the steering wheel and the driver's seat :devil:.

-Sean
 

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Well...We've established that the majority of Toyota owners have bad driving habits :D. I drive nice when I'm on the street. It's when I hit the dirt that the chances of disaster increase exponentially. :devil: As far as a conspiracy theory goes...I'd have to say that the majority of our government has their heads too far up each others a**es to see when an opportunity like this presents itself and now they've missed their chance as GM now shares some of the spot light with Toyota. Maybe the news will finally shut up about Tiger Woods but I doubt it.
 

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Well...We've established that the majority of Toyota owners have bad driving habits :D. I drive nice when I'm on the street. It's when I hit the dirt that the chances of disaster increase exponentially. :devil: As far as a conspiracy theory goes...I'd have to say that the majority of our government has their heads too far up each others a**es to see when an opportunity like this presents itself and now they've missed their chance as GM now shares some of the spot light with Toyota. Maybe the news will finally shut up about Tiger Woods but I doubt it.
While I might agree most in washington are bafoons and dullards...don't be fooled by the "deer in headlights" look...they are a crafty bunch....don't you think they know us "edge-u-macated" would see their plan and don't think for a moment that the GM recall wasn't orchestrated in order to muddle the attack on Toyota and make it appear they are not out on a witch hunt....it was the only thing GM COULD do otherwise any delay/coverup in the recall, they'd be drug into the court systems too....now they'll try and make an example of toyota....things will die down and it will start all over again...
 

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Corrupt officials? No way... not in America.

You guys see this one in the news the other day?

This old buffooon has his districts' money so far over his eyes, he claims members of congress aren't responsible for the actions of the people they hire to do their jobs for them. He even blamed the Ethics Committee saying they were partly responsible for his wrong-doings. However, he himself was not to blame, says he. Here's the exact quote and reference:

Common sense dictates that members of Congress should not be held responsible for what could be the wrongdoing or mistakes or errors of staff unless there is reason to believe the members knew or should have known,” Rangel said.
REF: Representative Rangel Admonished by House Ethics Panel - NYTimes.com

[Now serving his 20th term, Charles B. Rangel represents the 15th Congressional District of New York, which includes Harlem and vast areas of northern Manhattan.]
 
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