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Ever hear of something known as insurance fraud? Those people (99.999% of them) don't know each other either, yet it's still done every day of every year (among the reasons why premiums are so high).
It's not unreasonable to assume that a (still, relatively small minority) of people thought they could scam their way into money or a new car by claiming the very same problems happened to them.
I mean yes it could be insurance fraud. But wouldn't you want to lie low in a situation like that? Ya know, not attract too much attention to yourself? Because in this case it went before the government. Now if you are lieing... well heaven help you. It seems like almost too big of a gamble. Plus its not like car manufacturers haven't screwed up before.

Only time will tell, though.
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I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris and I can assure you there is a very real problem with the cruise control. When I've had some sort of acceleration glitch, it has been when resuming cruise control. Basically, the RPMs go close to redlining and continues to accelerate until cruise control is deactivated (ie: just tap the brakes once to break cruise). When it happened to me, it was very noticeable from the increase in noise/vibrations from the RPMs. It has only happened three or four times since I've had the car, but I don't use cruise very often because I rarely drive on the highway.

I think either their findings are incorrect or something other than electronics controls the cruise. Personally, though, I doubt the latter is the case.

Either way, with the way it happens/ed on my car you'd really have to be completely inattentive not to notice it's accelerating for it to be a problem, or be way to close to a car in front of you (let's face it, a 2007 Toyota Yaris at max acceleration. you'd have to be less than 3 feet away on the highway going 75 for it to possibly outdo your reflexes).
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Isn't Toyo past 5 million recalls now in the last few years?
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Interesting how all the Toyota stuck gas pedal horror stories came in the media at a time when the American car companies almost went bankrupt.

Just saying.
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I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris and I can assure you there is a very real problem with the cruise control.
The 2007 yaris wasn't even part of the recall.....have you had your car looked at for this problem? Its probably a defective part.
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I'm inclined to think there was an issue - since I drive on the highway all the time and never see people uncontrollably accelerate - but if not the electronics, what's left?
Aftermarket floormats. Some of them are too think and the pedal can get caught.

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I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris and I can assure you there is a very real problem with the cruise control. When I've had some sort of acceleration glitch, it has been when resuming cruise control. Basically, the RPMs go close to redlining and continues to accelerate until cruise control is deactivated (ie: just tap the brakes once to break cruise). When it happened to me, it was very noticeable from the increase in noise/vibrations from the RPMs. It has only happened three or four times since I've had the car, but I don't use cruise very often because I rarely drive on the highway.

I think either their findings are incorrect or something other than electronics controls the cruise. Personally, though, I doubt the latter is the case.

Either way, with the way it happens/ed on my car you'd really have to be completely inattentive not to notice it's accelerating for it to be a problem, or be way to close to a car in front of you (let's face it, a 2007 Toyota Yaris at max acceleration. you'd have to be less than 3 feet away on the highway going 75 for it to possibly outdo your reflexes).
You drive an auto? Sounds like its downshifting. My brothers 2003 corolla does that randomly when going up inclines.
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post #28 of 86
If I remember, there was only ONE genuine case where there was a "stuck pedal", which is a misnomer since the pedal isn't actually stuck, it's the electronics glitching. A CABLE driven throttle body COULD get "stuck" via floormat because it is a more mechanically dependent modulator
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I'm inclined to think there was an issue - since I drive on the highway all the time and never see people uncontrollably accelerate - but if not the electronics, what's left?
Americans consistently tell lies like the Toyota acceleration one just to get rich from suing companies or settling out of court for huge pay outs.
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Americans people consistently tell lies like the Toyota acceleration one just to get rich from suing companies or settling out of court for huge pay outs.
Whether they were American or not has nothing to do with it.
Humans by nature are liars, cheats and thieves - some manage to restrain themselves more than others.
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