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I honestly believe that there is nothing wrong with the Tundra's accelerator. I've owned about 10 Toyotas in the past and never had a problem with the accelerator being stuck.
I've read many complaints with the gas pedal feeling touchy or just weird after the so-called "fix" is performed. Now Im to the point where I am very reluctant to have the pedal "fix" recall done to avoid running the risk of changing the pedal feel.
So my question is, how many of you guys here at the Forum who actually have experienced with the gas pedal sticking to the floor.. And if you did, please tell me your experience..
 

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I'm so sick of hearing about it on the news. I don't know what's worse, accidents involving Toyota's or Obama's stupid healthcare reform. I'm sitting back waiting for better incentives on 5.7 doublecab's and then I will buy one.
 

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I had mine "fixed" a couple days ago and have not felt a difference. NOW I'm worried I will just because it's being talked about it and it's on my mind......argh!!!! As far as a sticky accelerator or whatever they are calling it, I would imagine every manufacturer has had an accelerator do something odd, Toyota included. But now that Toyota has been labeled, people are coming out of the woodwork because they see green--even 5 year old vehicles are suddenly having this issue.... If someone does actually experience this, why on earth would you continue driving down the freeway while calling 911 and have a state trooper help you stop for crying out loud. Oh, so it would be recorded. I get it!! I think I'm in the mood for hot coffee from McDonald's......so when I pull out with my now JUMPY accelerator and spill it, Toyota will be responsible.
 

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I had my recall completed on the pedal a few weeks ago and there was definitely a night and day difference in the feel of my pedal. It is much more fluid now in the sence that it doesnt take much pressure to make the pedal go to the floor. I don't believer my original pedal was sticking by any means but yet I do feel a definite change in the pedal feel.
 

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This is my first time responding to any of the recall posts.

My original accelerator was definitely deteriorating. Pedal feel had changed a fair bit. Originally the pedal was smooth operating with no issues. I had noticed, before all the recall talk, that my accelerator pedal was no longer smooth operating. It felt like when you have a dirty throttle body when you pushed it down, too bad these trucks are drive by wire. Anyway, When I took the truck in for a 60,000 mile service, they did the recall (without asking me, another story...), and the drive-ability is back to as good as new if not better. Part of that is probably the nice fuel injection system, but part of it is definitely pedal feel. I am glad they did that recall.

Here is the funny part, when they replaced the pedal, they did not reattach the floor mat to the hooks!! I got a good laugh at the service manager's expense, and a free oil change too...
 

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It all a government conspiracy ! Obama gives billions to Government Motors, then Toyota and Honda have big recalls hit. (Apparently Honda Fit's are catching fire or something). It's all BS !!

Enjoy your Toyota, stockpile ammo, and dont forget to wear your tinfoil underwear !
 

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Total crap. I saw this on another forum about the most recent Prius 'runaway':

This B.S. artist with the Prius lives in my town, the same town that had the Lexus crash and burn, the local news is showing him for what he is. He is going threw bankruptcy for over $750000., is 4 months late on his Prius lease, and in another city has scammed lots of people out of $ for legal fies even though he is not a licensed lawyer. His car is still at a local dealer under full testing and he is under investigation.....What an A.HOLE!!
Runaway Prius Driver Faces Questions As Probe Begins - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego
 

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Total crap. I saw this on another forum about the most recent Prius 'runaway':
Points sent Rone! This is awesome! would you mind posting a link to that on this thread or PMing it to me?

Edit: I tried to give you points but I guess I've sent you too many already!
 

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Funny how people would drive 100 mph down the interstate for a few miles before running off the road.

If you gas peddle sticks.....in a tundra or other vehicle....turn off the F-ing key!!!!

~JH
 

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one dumb question I guess would be, is there an aftermarket pedal available?

I also believe they are setting toyota up, its all been blown up more than necessary. Lastly if you cant control your car, don't drive it! Scared of neutral fine with a parking brake??????
 

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My prediction: this is not going to turn out to be a sticky pedal problem. This is going to turn out to be an electronic sensor or computer problem - at least in the Camrys and Prius. May not even be a problem in the Tundra or Sequoia.
 

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My prediction: this is not going to turn out to be a sticky pedal problem. This is going to turn out to be an electronic sensor or computer problem - at least in the Camrys and Prius. May not even be a problem in the Tundra or Sequoia.


Took the words right out my mouth... this is precisely my take also! :tu:


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In talking with the service guy at my dealer Don McGill Toyota and Scion Katy, he made it seem like this was just a temporary fix to keep the masses at bay. I could see that, the media is completely screwing all of us into this so called "pedal fix". As soon as the media took hold of this extremely rare problem Toyota had 30 days, per government regulation, to come up with a "suitable fix". This to me sounds like a fix to keep the media away and allow them to sell vehicles.

I had the "pedal fix" done 4 days ago and it is a very noticable difference in pedal feel. For the first 2 days I literally had to try and I mean TRY to keep my tundra at 35mph. Just the weight of my foot resting on the gas pedal pushes it down enough to where I am traveling at about 45 miles per hour with minimal pressure on the pedal.

I personally am against the pedal recall and agree with all of those who say this is a computer/sensor problem. There were reported cases of the vehicle suddenly accelerating from a complete stop without the vehicle operator pushing the gas pedal (from my understanding, although I did not see this news report myself)

We own 3 Tundras. Two 2008 CMs and One 2009 DC. Never had the gas pedal stick on any of them.

Also, (I know I may be rambling on now) how many people on the forum have asked their service tech about the "fix" and recieved what you felt was a genuine answer and not Toyota headquarters BULL#$!*. Apperently the service techs have been trained to tell everyone that it is a "metal reinforcement bar" HAHAHA.
When I asked the tech about the metal SHIM as it should be called he said that Toyota does not approve any of its dealers or affiliates to refer to the fix as a metal shim. I also asked him about the possibility of the metal shim causing premature wear on the friction plates (which by the way are plastic) and he just laughed and said he couldnt comment too much but that Toyota had assured them that the metal shim was smooth enough on the edges that it would not cause any premature were of any component on the gas pedal. Yet another statement that is most likely bs from Toyota to keep the media off their backs. The sooner everyone gets the pedal fix and the media stops nagging on Toyota; I feel they will look into it further and find that they have the wrong fix for the problem.

Not sure if everyone feels the same way but even the service tech agreed with me that this is most likely not the final fix.
 

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My prediction: this is not going to turn out to be a sticky pedal problem. This is going to turn out to be an electronic sensor or computer problem - at least in the Camrys and Prius. May not even be a problem in the Tundra or Sequoia.
My prediction is that this guy in the Prius is full of sh!t. There is talk now about his BS, as Rone stated before. Here is a link from FoxNews.com.
Man at Wheel of 'Out-of-Control' Prius Has Troubled Financial Past - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
 

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I've had the gas pedal stick in a demo '07 Tundra 5.7L, but that was due to the rubber floor mat not being hooked on and caused the pedal to stick. That was my first time in a Tundra, and while it did scare me when it happened on the freeway the brakes were more than adequate to keep the truck from breaking land speed records. As for a sticky pedal? That I haven't experienced...
 

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I agree... No issues with the '07 I owned for almost 2.5 years... no issues with my '10 yet, after 4 months now.

I took it in for the first oil-change (always like the 1st one with a Dealer receipt...) and they did the "shim" fix to my pedal. I haven't noticed any difference.

I don't think it has anything to do with the pedal anyhow. I agree that IF there is a problem, it's in the software and/or electronic components... not the pedal assembly.

But I'm no expert, like that CLOWN professor in Illinois who shorted out a bunch of systems in the Camry to get his own desired effect... what an idiot. All these people (like Sikes & the Prius incident) are so hungry for media attention & their 15 minutes of fame, that they'll to almost anything, even if they look stupid in the end.
 

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My biggest issue is that my 11 month year old son rides in the back seat of my truck(in his car seat of course) I got my letter for the recall and even contacted Don McGill in Katy, Tx to schedule the fix. I am like most of you and do not feel this is the fix for the problem but, I do not want to risk my sons life either. I have tested the pedal by speeding up to 94mph and shifting into neutral with no problems even while steping on the pedal so I feel I am ready if it does happen.
 

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