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post #1 of 12 Old 02-02-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Official Toyota Pedal Fix

They are going to put a small piece of steel behind the pedal to solve the issue.

Wouldn't that plate make the pedal assembly more prone to breaking off due to fatigue?

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-t...-pedals-2010-2

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Heres what an ME had to say about this fix (from another post in this forum by the newsbot):

This is a mechanical problem. I am a mechanical engineer and years ago I worked for a company that designed and manufactured electrical contacts for the automotive industry. The company specialized in miniature contacts for air bags. These contacts were made of gold, platinum and palladium. These metals were used because they had the best electrical conductivity and the best wear characteristics. I have seen a sketch of the Toyota design, upon depressing the gas pedal a set of teeth engage another set of teeth to complete a circuit. What is probably happening is inadequate materials were used, the teeth wear irregularly and then the teeth lock up causing the accelerator to remain on. The shim will prevent the teeth from interlocking but still allow contact. A band aid on a very bad design.

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They love half-assing fixes don't they?



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in other words, it's a PATCH.

Aren't you proud to know that IF your GM cars accelerator sticks, when you hit the brakes, it overrides the accelerator? Now THAT'S a fix!

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in other words, it's a PATCH.

Aren't you proud to know that IF your GM cars accelerator sticks, when you hit the brakes, it overrides the accelerator? Now THAT'S a fix!
Or better yet..just get a manual and push the **** clutch in!

EDIT: I'm tempted to test this..but I so don't want to break my car.



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if the gas pedal sticks cant you just put it in neutral?

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yup. you can always put it in neutral and shut the engine off if it starts over revving... but it should still be fixed correctly as most goofballs behind the wheel probably don't know to do that. also, it wouldn't help you say if you pulled out into traffic and had to kill it... you'd prolly get t-boned



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Yeah..not much time to calmly think and put it in neutral when your vehicle is careening out of control around 80-100mph on a busy highway.



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if i was on the freeway and neutral/shutting it off didn't work, i'd just rub against the center divider till it slowed me down

better than dying but i don't drive a toyota, so i think i'll be fine

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It's very easy to say what you would do when you aren't in that situation.
And not all highways have center dividers.



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