Um ya cause ford, gm, chevy.. *damn near every other car manufacter*. Has never had these problems amirite?
Seriously Toyota fucked up, and now their gonna pay for it. But I'd still would go buy a toyota any day of the week just not one of these two models.
Although really only people who shouldn't be on the road anyways would get in a wreck because an accelater got stuck, or a slight delay in breaks *how about not riding peoples ass give yourself some time.. o that's right your one of those dumbass offensive drivers*.
Parents this is why your kids first car should be a pos borderline unsafe. This way they know learn to drive, and learn to deal with problems. Instead of being some idiot that freaks out when something unforeseen happens.
This is really ridiculous, we Americans sue for everything nowadays, and we should be ashamed for it. The chances that the accelerator issue or the brake issue will actually happen to you are really, really, really small. Chances are if you had an accident, it's because either you or the other person was being an idiot, not because of a mechanical problem with the car. The fact that Toyota is giving out this recall is a sign that it is a good company, and that they are trying to fix the problem. I figure if they are willing to admit it, then they should be allowed to go free. Especially since they aren't the ones actually MAKING the pedals. Here's to hoping Toyota will stay around a lot longer...I would hate to loose the Toyota and Lexus name here, especially after being satisfied with their products for so long...
I know for sure the american brands would pay to see Toyota downed to the bottom so they can sell more cars with poor manufacturing, that's for sure.
I'm saying "leave Toyota alone", but it's kinda weird that the issues are so spread out with the recalls... I remember the line of Escorts, Ford had to recall because of some engine issue i don't remember that it actually made it burn, lol. Or the electrical problems the cheap FIATs have over the world, lol.
Anyway, let's see how this turns out at the end... USA and the World wouldn't want Toyota to disappear from the car business (maybe competing brands would, lol).
[citation][nom]Yuka[/nom]How serious is the breaking/accel issue, really?[/citation]
Seen an interview today with a lady that had this problem. The car, a prius, must have had the engine pegged. She kept her brakes for a lawsuit because the had them fully pressed and it still didnt stop the car. The brakes finally seized up and caught fire which finally brought her to a stop.
And lets face it here. Toyota currently has no idea what the real problem is here. Floor mats, stick accelerators, bad brakes, or faulty computers? They really don't know but feel its ok to make commercials saying they do!
Who voted Kingnoobe down, he speaketh teh truth. Obviously, the Toyota problems have diminished their brand, but American brands have had just as bad (or worse) problems, with cars so utterly shite that nobody buys them. I have no problem supporting the American worker(like the ones who work for Toyota), it's the retarded American engineer and the even more retarded American executive that I can't support...
[citation][nom]lilwillis[/nom]Toyota currently has no idea what the real problem is here. Floor mats, stick accelerators, bad brakes, or faulty computers? They really don't know but feel its ok to make commercials saying they do![/citation]
Yeah, I was wondering that. They said they fixed the problem, but which one was it? They got four problems and fixed something or other, just trust them and keep on driving, lol.
[citation][nom]zoemayne[/nom]The media is so dam biased. If toyota had the quality of GM or Ford(Fords Vehicles catching on fire, Police getting burned to Death in the Crown Victorias etc) they would be out of business.[/citation]
I see the same thing for every recall. You only see differently because you own one or are a fanboy.
The added attention for this one is because the details are so shady. They won't say what is really going on. Some of these cars have already been recalled for the floor mat. Now its something else? Do they really know whats going on here?
I don't buy into the "sue all" approach, but in this case, Toyota deserves to be brought to its knees by all the lawsuits coming its way. Any car manufacturer that puts the seal of approval on their product only to later admit that it has critical design flaws deserves to beg for its survival. Yes, statistically it's almost insignificant, but even one death resulting from a systematic design and production failure is one too many, especially if that one happens to be your mom, dad, sister, brother, son, daughter, etc. Anyone who stays loyal to Toyota is a silly sheep.
[citation][nom]sandmanwn[/nom]I see the same thing for every recall. You only see differently because you own one or are a fanboy.The added attention for this one is because the details are so shady. They won't say what is really going on. Some of these cars have already been recalled for the floor mat. Now its something else? Do they really know whats going on here?[/citation]
no fanboy here its objective i own a chevy. i dont like toyotas.... i like their better quality.
omnimodis78 stop being a troll, this happens every other year regardless of the brand, you are acting like this is the first time in history that a car manufacturer has admited to having a design flaw...
[citation][nom]zoemayne[/nom]no fanboy here its objective i own a chevy. i dont like toyotas.... i like their better quality.[/citation]
yeah, ok... and I uhm own Toyotas too, lol. But I really like the Ford quality better, sigh...