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Posted on 02/04/2010 12:49:44 PM PST by Chi-townChief
Toyota USA says it is evaluating brake problems with the 2010 Prius gas-electric hybrid, but no decision has been made about a recall.
Company spokesman Brian Lyons says it's too soon to talk about a recall. He says the automaker is cooperating fully with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration probe into the brake troubles.
The government is investigating reports that antilock brakes can fail momentarily on some 2010 Prius models in slippery conditions or on rough roads.
The company says it made a change in the 2010 braking system last month to correct cars in production. The company has not made a decision about cars on the road.
The U.S. government says it has received 124 reports from consumers about the Prius brakes, including four reports of crashes.
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Sounds like a computer problem maybe caused by electromagnetic issues from all those batteries.
There are all types of highway accident statistics - but does anyone know of data that lists the Make/Model/year of vehicles involved in fatalities? i.e. which was at fault etc.,????
I’ve been hearing all this noise about Toyotas for a while now.
I have been wondering all that time if it was in fact the Prius, because all reports I heard failed to name whichever car it happened to be.
Today is the first day I actually heard the word Prius in connection with these failings.
How many of you have had your computer lock up for no apparent reason?
Now, with that in mind, how about that Airbus airplane that crashed into trees when the pilots could not override the computerized controls.
Take all of that in consideration, KNOWING that the day will come when your “green” car with the computerized brakes, throttle controls along with everything else has a “glitch” that may kill you.
NO! NO! NO! When I step on the brakes I want a MECHANICAL connection to the braking system...not some type of sensor.
When I step on the gas pedal, I want a MECHANICAL connection to the throttle body or injector pump.
Technology is great when it proves itself beyond doubt. Now days, you are the test rat for our various systems and products turned out in today’s market. Remember, they use computers to simulate and design these devices and the statement “garbage in...garbage out” is not truer than ever.
I saw an interview last night of some leftard just shocked her eggcar could get recalled...because the car saved the planet.
As for the recall, AP ran with that story this morning...
I have a 1994 Toyota pickup. It has a steering wheel, Air conditioning and a radio. The transmission is a manual 5 speed and the vehicle HAS NEVER BROKEN DOWN. It is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.
With this in mind, you have to remember Toyota had to make quality it’s mainstay to compete in the market. Early models of Toyota’s were exceptionally well designed and made.
Now, the “bean counters” have taken over the company and penny pinching is paramount. Guess what happens to quality when penny pinching becomes more important than quality. That’s right.....the Prius comes along.
I would say the Pious is more a product of the Green Fascists, than the bean counters.
I heard only 1 Toyota plant in the US is unionized.
Wait till be start hearing how Unions build SAFE products. (GM, Chrysler)
See post #3
Jerry Doyle calls these cars “George Jetson-mobiles”, a very apt and appropriate term for them.
My brother drove a late 80’s Toyota pickup, 4 runner, for 10 years. COULD NOT KILL IT. 200,000 plus miles.
Traded it in for a Dodge full size, around 1998. The dodge engine bit the dust in first 6 months.
You don't say...
I was wondering the same thing, too. We’re a ‘Toyota family’....and they are GREAT cars. Mine’s a ‘98 and still runs like new.
To me, it’s reminiscient of the Pinto gas filler fiasco - there weren’t many failures statiscally but when they happened, they were catastrophic.