Ok fine, I’ll say it. I am now starting to lose faith in Toyota, a company who I thought could do no wrong. We all know that they’ve been stumbling this past year due to issues with unintended acceleration, faulty floor mats and accelerator pedal issues, but in the end I just figured they were in a slump. I mean this is “TOYOTA”, not Yugo or Tata. These guys have been around forever providing us with bulletproof transportation that doesn’t quit. According to Jalopnik though, Toyota’s recent fix for sticky gas pedals is making me, and every other Toyota owner out there throw up a red flag. In what sounds like a MacGyver recipe, Toyota is instructing dealerships to literally use a hacksaw, bubble-wrap and masking tape to fix pedal entrapment issues on select 2009 and 2010 models.
Think about this for a moment because truth be told it’s pretty freaking scary. As opposed to really addressing the problem and fixing it properly, Toyota has seen fit to entrust some underpaid automotive technician to literally take a hacksaw and cut the accelerator pedal, then bubble wrap it so as to not harm a needed sensor, then cut a section out of your cars floor and then give it back to you. Does this not bother anyone else?
Toyota sees this as a fix, but I see it as a cause for more problems as I can almost guarantee that some of these “fixes” will be done wrong, thus creating more problems for Toyota. Just wait and see what happens when people start getting there cars back from dealerships with pieces hacked off them and holes in the floor… I’m sure they’ll be none to happy with the results.