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CNN Broadcasting Toyota hearing LIVE!

Posted in General, Toyota by MrAngry | February 23rd, 2010 | 3 Responses |

This should be interesting. Toyota is being held over the coals right now in regards to the recalls that have been plaguing their vehicles. Click the link and check it out.

Source: Cardomain.com

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  1. Kurt says:

    Truly painful to watch. It’s clear that the US Representatives know very little about mechanical engineering, software or computer hardware and are spoon fed questions by their staff. John Dingell’s grilling of Jim Lentz was embarassing, especially since his only mission was to discredit Lentz and Toyota. Big surprise that the big three US automakers gave over $600k to Dingell’s campaign.

    Here’s the deal: Lentz is a sales and marketing guy. He can be as contrite as possible, but he can’t answer the tough questions. It should be REAL interesting to watch Toyoda’s testimony tomorrow morning.

  2. Carl Struve says:

    During this accelerator problem I have heard no one suggest to turn the ignition key to off (not lock) put the transmission in neutral and steer to the side of the road. Is there a reason this would not work??

  3. Wayne says:

    There is no reson that a driver in distress cannot simply turn off the ignition key. You can shut down the engine, and that will gradually slow the vehicle, you don’t even need to do anything with the transmission, just let it coast and apply the brakes. You will stop.

    Having said that, people generally do not think clearly in times of extreme stress and it’s easy to imagine a driver that does not think of turning off the ignition and instead just focus on the immediate symptom of the car speeding up and not being able to slow it down. Then they get fixated on standing on the brake instead of trying something else like the key, or shifting to neutral and letting the engine race freely.