Get real, there have been 19 people killed, and an untold number of people
injured driving runaway Toyotas, in the US alone.
If I were driving a Toyota today, I would drive with my left foot poised
over the brake pedal ;)
Hey Mike. You might want to watch this video on runaway Ford
Exploeres. This seems to be a problem in UK and Australia.
I like the part where they try to blame it on floor mats.
Perhaps IF the driver in dumb enough to NOT take their right foot of the
accelerator. But then again that could happen since they are continuing to
drive their cars, that are know to have an uncontrolled acceleration problem
that has let to 5.4 million of them to being recalled around the world.
As, of today, in case anyone is counting, the number is 34, and
growing almost daily.
I don't take satisfaction in posting this, as I don't want to appear
to be gloating over the deaths of humans.
However, the number of deaths, along with the number of accidents due
to stuck accelerators on Toyotas apperar to have been kept hidden for
The truth is just now coming out.
And it ain't pretty.
That does not mean that Toyota does not have problems with sticking
Toyota is selling products in which sometimes, the accelerator sticks
open, creating a safety hazard.
There are some people who will try to take advantage of the situation
for monetary gain.
Fact number 2 does not mean Fact number 1 does not exist.
all 12? and both [as in TWO] fatal crash vehicles were operated by
drivers apparently incapable of using brakes, ignition switch and
neutral transmission that would have prevented anything other than
inconvenience of having to pull over to the side of the road.
frod sell /more/ - MANY more vehicles with faulty throttles. wtf is the
outrage over that? same with bmw.
yeah - our elected "representatives" that are accepting the detroit
[translation: foreign importer] dollar ahead of domestically [toyota]
I would redirect your attention to the overblown Explorer fiasco. Seems like
there were quite a few up in arms about that. Could it possibly be that of
the 28% of SUA incidents you attribute to Ford that only a miniscule part
were mechanical failures? Just asking.
What I have noticed is this - there is a certain fraction of the population
(any population) that is overjoyed to see one of the "Big Dogs" get whipped.
I would bet that there was a similar reaction to Ford's problems, to GM's
misfortunes, and if Ferrari or Rolls-Royce suffered a similar disaster,
there would be a collection of "experts" that would be delighted and would
go out of their way to denigrate the marque.....I guess its just human
nature to rejoice when the high and mighty are fallen.
overblown??? not only did frod do their classic "it's cheaper to pay
settlements to the families of the bereaved than do a recall" math, they
knew that vehicle to be fatally flawed before they even brought it to
market. and to top even that sociopathy, they spent hundreds of
millions pitching the ridiculous concept that cabin collapse and
subsequent crushing of occupants was caused by tire failure!!!
no dude, the exploder fiasco was very much underblown. hundreds died
and frod execs should be in jail - it was nothing less than
manslaughter. political complicity covered frod's ass, just as it's
trying to fuck toyota's now.
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