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Old 04-26-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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I was nearly crushed by a runaway Toyota today while at the auto parts store. It came crashing through the storefront and chased me to the back of the aisle while the shelving closed in behind me. I still have glass in my hair and shoes. It was right out of a movie. The adrenaline flowed like it never has before. Now I know how those dudes feel who get chased by a friggin bear. Ate a big *** steak and hugged my kid and I am very happy to still have my legs. News said throttle stuck and the driver was not cited.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you are fine.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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Ummm another stuck throttle on a Toyota....
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:29 PM   #5
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what model was it?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:31 PM   #6
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That is insane these things aren't fixed yet. Fricken Toyotas!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #7
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Damn! Glad to hear you are OK.

Did you at least get a discount on the parts you were buying?

I was talking to a body shop manager last week. He was working on a bashed up patrol car that got t-boned by a Honda. The Honda driver claimed his throttle stuck open. I guess I'd say that too if I screwed up that bad! I still wonder how many of these "stuck throttle" cases are legit.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:48 PM   #8
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is this your incident?

http://www.ktbs.com/news/toyota-cras...in-shreveport/
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #9
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I was nearly crushed by a runaway Toyota today while at the auto parts store. It came crashing through the storefront and chased me to the back of the aisle while the shelving closed in behind me. I still have glass in my hair and shoes. It was right out of a movie. The adrenaline flowed like it never has before. Now I know how those dudes feel who get chased by a friggin bear. Ate a big *** steak and hugged my kid and I am very happy to still have my legs. News said throttle stuck and the driver was not cited.
you are one lucky person...i guess it's one of those toyota recall problem.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:19 PM   #10
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Wow that is amazing. I'm glad you are ok and hope no one else was hurt. Toyota needs to pay big time for their carelessness.

You recieved a new lease on life. Make the best of it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:19 PM   #11
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Glad your okay.

Wow!!! I could not be happier that the cover and of Toyota quality has been blown.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:45 PM   #12
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That sounds 'exciting'...glad you're OK.
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So... Are you going to run with the bulls in Barcelona next?!?!?

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Glad to hear your okay.

It all honesty that sounds like somoene whose foot slipped of the brake and onto the gas, more than someone a stuck accelerator pedal.
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Yes, that is the link to the story. Grey wisps of smoke were coming out from under the hood when it came to a stop.
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Damn! Glad to hear you are OK.

Did you at least get a discount on the parts you were buying?

I was talking to a body shop manager last week. He was working on a bashed up patrol car that got t-boned by a Honda. The Honda driver claimed his throttle stuck open. I guess I'd say that too if I screwed up that bad! I still wonder how many of these "stuck throttle" cases are legit.
A good percentage of them are "elderly" drivers who confuse the gas and brake pedals. It used to be mostly Oldsmobiles and Buicks but now that many baby boomers are getting old, it's more likely to be Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans, Infinities, Lexus, and Acuras that are bearing the brunt of the "runaway acceleration" accusations.

As long as there are older drivers, there will always be this excuse.
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My mother complained about the throttle sticking in her 4 runner almost two years ago and they told her it was driver error, after keeping her car for two weeks. Mom is sharp as a tack and can drive like a banshee in a hailstorm.
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My mother complained about the throttle sticking in her 4 runner almost two years ago and they told her it was driver error, after keeping her car for two weeks. Mom is sharp as a tack and can drive like a banshee in a hailstorm.
ya know the 4 runner is not covered under the acceleration recall as it has a mechanical accellerator. not to call her a liar, but they had good reason to suspect driver error.

i would guess at least 50% of the claims are fake. funny how there were only a handful of incidents from 2007-2009, but then dozens or hundreds in 2010. nothing has changed with their cars in the last 3 years
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Yes, everyone with half a brain knows that it is absolutely impossible for a mechanical linkage to stick. I do not know how that one got by me. I'll be sure to slap Mom for lying, right after I go out and buy a freakin' P.O.S. Toyota.
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My mother complained about the throttle sticking in her 4 runner almost two years ago and they told her it was driver error, after keeping her car for two weeks. Mom is sharp as a tack and can drive like a banshee in a hailstorm.
Toyota as documented has covered up defects in their cars to continue the false belief their cars were well made. Sadly, innocent Americans died and, some were jailed due to Toyota's poor design and, poor quality.
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