Skip to comments.Results of Toyota's tests of runaway Prius 'inconsistent' with driver's account
Posted on 03/15/2010 2:29:15 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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“Toyota said the front brakes of the car showed “severe wear” and damage”
Hmmm. That seems very inconsistent with other stories regarding the front brake wear patterns.
Hoax! The guy is a liar, and Toyotas are great. I consider them the most American of automakers now.
Not surprising that Obama and his GM is after them. Toyota is anti-union and based in the south.
This guy is a known scam artist.
His former real estate clients say don’t trust him.
He has been found guilty of fraud, before.
He is looking for a court damage award, plain and simple.
front brakes of the car showed “severe wear” and damage
I could only guess ole’ James was slumming for new breaks?
Would like to see the service record of the vehicle.
“This guy is a known scam artist.
His former real estate clients say dont trust him.
He has been found guilty of fraud, before.”
This will just add to his resume.
I’m always amazed at how fast my car goes when I stomp on the gas and don’t let up.
That's not exactly what either NHTSA or Toyota said, either. The brakes showed some wear, but not the sort of pattern you'd see if there was heavy pressure on the pedal. There was wear more like a light pressure on the pedal at the same time as the accelerator.
I could tell in this guys face that he was a douche bag.
I totally agree, Toyota makes good cars. I wonder how many of these people have had some random malfunction and just panicked? I wonder how many of these thought they tried everything, but were so panicked that they didn’t remember the situation clearly?
Also, I think many of the other manufacturers have also had complaints about runaway acceleration. I am glad Toyota is being proactive, they should get some of these cars back in the dealership to be fixed.
But of course this issue is being exaggerated. At over 40,000 people a year dieing on our roads every year, these acceleration problems account for a minute amount of them.
Make that past tense. His lawyer is now just trying to keep him out of jail ("loves the car, never had a problem, doesn't want damages", etc, etc)
Toyota should bring a lawsuit against him to make an example of him. I know he has no assets but keeping him in debt for the rest of his sorry life would be worth it.
The median age for drivers of runaway Toyotas is 60 years old. I’m sure that Toyota’s statistics are similar to just about any other car.
Ha! That doesn’t surprise me one bit. Where did you hear that?
Oh, I see:
Well, that closes the case for me. Thanks! LOL
Hey with this Californian fella, this story seemed pretty far fetched from the beginning. How does a person drive at full speed for 20 minutes in the middle of California! It reminded me of “Speed,” and sounded like a made for TV movie waiting to happen!
What if this idiot wasn’t hoping to sue, but get a book deal!!!
I have several LONG term friends and work associates driving Toyota products.
Two in particular drive Prius, and one drives Lexus hybrid.
(Others have non-hybrid models)
Both of the Prius folks have only good things to say about their vehicles. They could both afford to drive whatever they want, drive a lot of miles in congested SoCal.
I think the bad publicity may create a market opportunity to get a good deal on a Toyota product.
Comments are interesting at the Daily Tech website.
Seeing him on TV reminded me of that crazy “royal” husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor who said he could have been the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby.
The dude has apparently backpedaled from any thoughts he may have had of suing Toyota, as he can’t prove anything well enough to win. Toyota is unlikely to sue him for libel, as they can’t affirmatively prove well enough he made it up. In an honest world the state would present him with a speeding ticket appropriate for his well documented ride. And if he dared to contest it in court the state would come prepared to present these test results as evidence. It sounds like he’d lose, get charged the max fine allowed plus be out his legal costs. Future scam artists would be deterred and Toyota could claim redemption. But then this is California. This article is the best Toyota is going to get.
Wendy's Finger scammer