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  • Thrifty Car Sales Posted: 8/12/2010 11:28pm PDT

    I had similar issues with my Golf 1 GTi (Rabbit in the US) years ago, and it was the floor mats fouling the accellerator pedal. This was many years ago, but simply leaning down and pulling the mat back remedied the sticking accellerator.
    Reshaping the pedal should prevent the fouling to happen. Now we need to wait and see if the electronics hold out....

  • Gunni Posted: 3/26/2010 9:38pm PDT

    Toyota, moving forward

  • John Mercado Posted: 3/15/2010 9:45pm PDT

    I don't think that the many sensor switches that are found on the pedals and shifter can be over ridden by or have much to do with the computer as far as direct control. In other words the computer can't develop a mind of it's own and over ride them. Also in this case in California the car was in perfect working condition after.
    In the late 80's Audi suffered from what the press dubbed"Sudden Acceleration syndrome." It turned out to be the foot was on the wrong peddle syndrome after years of investigation.

  • WJ Posted: 3/12/2010 8:03am PST

    Would it be safer if we just went back to mechanical controls?

  • Michelle D. Posted: 3/11/2010 12:19pm PST

    Does anyone know if Toyota goes to the scenes of the accidents?

  • K Warren Posted: 3/10/2010 4:35pm PST

    How can Toyota be confident they have the fix when there are customers still reporting problems after the "fix"?

  • Christy Sanders Posted: 3/10/2010 12:56pm PST

    i can't believe something like this would happen to such a well known brand as toyota o.o

  • GeeWizz Posted: 3/10/2010 9:22am PST

    Pass cop going above speed limit....blame it on the car be a hero!

  • Bruce Posted: 3/10/2010 5:17am PST

    Bruno- Fuel cut off? Better work on both the gas and electric engine.
    Also, for clarification, we're told that holding the off button for 3 seconds, not "for a few minutes", and going to neutral requires the shifter to be held for something less than a second I would say. Definitely isn't instant, can't be flicked over and released, but still happens quickly.

  • Danny Lesandrini Posted: 3/10/2010 5:15am PST

    Idiots Idiots Idiots Idiots !!!!
    I'm going to sue Sony because my little 3.3 lb VAIO laptop is making me infertile. It's Sony's fault because they built wireless and bluetooth into the machine and when I stick it in the front of my pants (that's how I carry it around), it radiates my testicles and is making it impossible for me to do anything but fire blanks. It's Sony's fault, and they should pay!
    Yes, I'm ranting! I should rant. We should ALL rant! Just look at that photo in the article. This idiot makes an ill-advised and unauthorized modification to his Prius, gets into trouble and cries foul. Why?
    I've had Prius vehicles since 2001, 3 of them, and NEVER had a problem of any kind. I did hear Steve Wozniak complain about the accelerator sticking. He was tooling along at 95 mph when "all of a sudden" it went out of control. What was Steve doing to get his Prius to 95 mph? No doubt, MASHING the pedal to the floorboards. Another story of "Prius gone Wild" was similar to that, someone following an Ambulance at high speed, near 90 mph, who couldn't stop the vehicle.
    I have yet to hear a rational, reasonable, law-abiding person report that their Prius went out of control and yes, I consider the basis for this article to be an unlawful use of the Prius.
    Disagree? Bring it on!

  • Bruno Posted: 3/10/2010 1:43am PST

    All cars should have an fuel cut off button on the dashboard. Make it Mechanical so you dont have to worry about any computer bugs.

  • Vera Posted: 3/9/2010 7:53pm PST

    We own a 2008 Prius and have not had a problem with the car. Thank you Jim for the excellent instructions on how to stop my car. I am going to print the instructions in bold font and attach it to my visor so I don't forget just in case I need it. The instructions have been on FOX News but not explained in detail as Jim as done. Thank you.

  • Jim Posted: 3/9/2010 5:37pm PST

    I own a 2010 Prius and took it for a spin today to see if I could stop the car with my foot jammed down on the accelerator. Twice I put it in neutral with the engine roaring and each time it shifted to neutral and put the engine in idle where I could easily stop the car. Here is the trick... Just shifting to neutral didn't do it. You have to hold the stick in the neutral position for a couple of seconds before it cuts in. Try it. It's pretty easy and the test put my mind at ease. I'm confident that I can stop my car if this acceleration issue happens to me (whatever the cause).

  • R2Dad Posted: 3/9/2010 5:19pm PST

    Isn't this a cruise control issue? There is already so much spin I can't determine the facts. If it is, in fact, a cruise control problem I can see why Toyota is looking elsewhere. A software problem with a software-intensive platform like the Prius is a huge can of worms no one wants to open. Even though there have been few incidents, damage or harm, if American lawyers get their hooks into Toyota they will kill the hybrid vehicle.

  • Connie Posted: 3/9/2010 4:03pm PST

    Curious why there hasn't been more news/information on how to safely shut off your car if it accelerates out of control? The Toyota dealers have sent e-mails on what to do, yet nothing is mentioned on the news. Are facts missing, is there liabilty? Please verify the best methods to shut off your vehicle while still having the ability to manually steer. Thought you could hold in the power button on a Prius for a few minutes and it would shut off! Hoping some useful info will be distributed to help folks.