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Hmm, so he rigs a jumper cable to induce full throttle. Pretty scientific, his lab coat must be a major selling point!:pound:
"The brakes give out!" Try dropping it into neutral, they will work fine.
 

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This guy's full of crap. instead of trying to recreate the problem, it makes a new problem and "says look what Ive done"! Wonder how much hes getting paid by the big three?
 

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that is the most ridiculous thing ever...why dont they just go and slam down the gas pedal because we couldnt see his feet either soooooooooooooooooooooo what does that say? i can say my truck did that as well if i push the gas but dont show anyone or have cruise on and hold the accel button down
 

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This is all a result of the corrupt UAW's relationship with, and the unconstitutional actions of the current administration. They aren't gonna stop until they take Toyota down. I never thought I would say this but, if I had to buy a "big three" vehicle, it would be a Ford. Ouch!!! Ford didn't take taxpayer money, allowing themselves to be bought by this bunch of dirty bastards. I'm done with GM and never was with Chrysler.
 

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ha ha its in a fault condition both sensors are shorted together thats a lie CEL jumps if that happened period. AND they have also stated that the brakes have been tested to ALWAYS overpower the engine.
 

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Basically, they are tricking the car into thinking that the driver is "punching it", then acting all shocked that it didn't set a code.
 

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Another BS story. I don't get the point of people being so dumb that they can't put vehicle in neutral or shut off the engine. I remember that when i was learning for my DL 10 years ago in the book there was chapter how to stop the vehicle. It was like
1st put in neutral
2nd shut off the engine
3rd use obstacle to stop the vehicle

calling on the phone to someone for help wasn't included :D Just trough it in low gear or neutral or shut off the engine. People these days are so dumb that they shouldn't be driving in first place. Every idiot can get DL but minor part of them can drive vehicle good enough :(
 

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thats what i say for the lexus push button they say wow you have to hold it down and i say if you dont know HOW to operate the vehicle you shouldnt be driving it.
 

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Toyota and Exponent have provided Professor David Gilbert of Southern Illinois University with the results of their thorough evaluations of his demonstration of apparent “unintended acceleration” in Toyota and Lexus vehicles as described in his Preliminary Report and in his testimony at recent Congressional hearings. In evaluating Professor Gilbert’s claims, Exponent also analyzed the footage of Professor Gilbert’s appearance on ABC News on February 22, 2010.

Toyota has also supplied the results of these evaluations to the appropriate Congressional Committees. The analysis of Professor’s Gilbert’s demonstration establishes that he has reengineered and rewired the signals from the accelerator pedal. This rewired circuit is highly unlikely to occur naturally and can only be contrived in a laboratory. There is no evidence to suggest that this highly unlikely scenario has ever occurred in the real world. As shown in the Exponent and Toyota evaluations, with such artificial modifications, similar results can be obtained in other vehicles.

courtesy of Toyota.com
Newsroom : Toyota Statement on Rebuttal of Professor Gilbert?s 'Unintended Acceleration' Demonstration / Toyota
 

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Very sad indeed !

Many years ago, AUDI was convicted by the media of having gremlins in the car ( unintended acceleration). Company almost went broke because of that publicity.

It turns out, people were pushing down the GAS pedal, not the brakes .....

I wonder how long will it take to find out the truth about the Toyotas.
 

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I don't know if anybody read the comments on that video, but I did and it lead me go back and take another look. The 2 minute 14 second point brings up some serious flaws in his little "experiment"...

1) the door is open (door ajar light is on)
2) "BRAKE" light is on (im assuming the parking brake)
3) they claim "we're going 20 mph" when they initiate the FORCIBLY INDUCED short circuit, but the speedo reads 0
4) the transmission is in park (the P is lit up)
5) the RPM's climb WAY to fast to actually be accelerating (which also reinforces the fact that the transmission is in park)

he literally just tricked the ECU into thinking the driver gave it WOT. These results would be the same in ANY car tested like this.
 

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he literally just tricked the ECU into thinking the driver gave it WOT. These results would be the same in ANY car tested like this.
yep...that is what I said. Here's my thoughts. I am a computer programmer. I think gooberment motors hired/bought out someone like me to to write a program to cause/simulate this "unintended acceleration"...just my 0.25 cents.
 

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One thing I have noticed about everyone who has reported that their car "suddenly accellerated" is that they are OLD! I haven't seen a driver under the age of 50 report this kind of problem. Anyone else notice that?

You see the guy in San Diego yesterday, who was 61 and his car went "out of control".
The guy was able to shut the car off after he got it slowed down to 50 mph? So what the heck was going on that at 94 mph the car couldn't be shut off? The story doesn't make sense.....

Of course the guy is also out of work and his house is in foreclosure. Probably can't afford his car payment either....hmmmmm.....
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who's noticed this trend of complaints coming from people who shouldn't necessarily even be pumping their own fuel.
Not only that but there is a litigation happy portion of society that is just waiting for an opportunity, whether real or fabricated.
 

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I don't know if anybody read the comments on that video, but I did and it lead me go back and take another look. The 2 minute 14 second point brings up some serious flaws in his little "experiment"...

1) the door is open (door ajar light is on)
2) "BRAKE" light is on (im assuming the parking brake)
3) they claim "we're going 20 mph" when they initiate the FORCIBLY INDUCED short circuit, but the speedo reads 0
4) the transmission is in park (the P is lit up)
5) the RPM's climb WAY to fast to actually be accelerating (which also reinforces the fact that the transmission is in park)

he literally just tricked the ECU into thinking the driver gave it WOT. These results would be the same in ANY car tested like this.

HA HA HA i noticed these things this time the seatbelt light is also flashing and they have theire seatbelts on LOL!
 

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They also come to a stop when hes saying the brakes dont work...
 
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