Fixed Cars May Have Different Driving Feel, Toyota Chief Warns

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Owners of recalled Toyota vehicles who had their cars fixed at a dealership may feel as if their cars drive slightly differently, according to Toyota division chief Bob Carter.

In an interview with Drive On, Carter said that while this is not a safety concern, owners may feel as if their vehicles drive differently after the repairs, which may lead to the misunderstanding that their vehicles are still dangerous.

In the case of the Prius, this could happen because the Prius’ engine computer reverts to its factory default settings after the brakes are fixed.

With the recalls for unintended acceleration, a shim inserted into the gas pedal to prevent it from sticking could create a different feel.

Carter also said that Toyota technicians have been told to look out for new problems that could arise from other issues. He cites the example of two cases where carpeting near the accelerators appeared as if it could jam the pedals.

Despite the issues, Carter told Drive On he remains confident that Toyota can reclaim its reputation for safety and reliability and that last month’s sales boost of 40% was proof of this.

Toyota Boss Says Owners of Fixed Cars May Feel Driving Differences (Drive On)

By Stephen Markley | April 6, 2010 | Comments (5)

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G

It is really surprise Toyota still blame on CTS pedal.

But, Fact is...

“CTS Not a Supplier of Pedals for Prius or Lexus Models”
http://www.ctscorp.com/publications/press_releases/nr100203.htm

G

This is really funny, and CTS part problem is made up story.
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According to pedal supplier CTS Corp,

“As Toyota stated, this recall is different from and unrelated to the “sudden, unintended acceleration issue” which was the subject of the November 2009 Toyota recall. In the November recall, the pedals in Toyota models dated back to model year 2002. CTS became a pedal supplier in 2005. Accordingly, our products are not implicated by the November 2009 recall. The products we supply to Toyota, including the pedals covered by the recent recall, have been manufactured to Toyota’s design specifications.”
http://www.ctscorp.com/publications/press_releases/nr100127.htm

And, CTS never supply their pedal to Lexus models.
How can toyota explain Lexus’ SUA problem?

R ustoopid

FYI, the Prius was never recalled for an accelerator issue. Get your facts straight. The ABS system was re-tuned to provide less of a pulsating feel. Too bad we have so many idiots who don't even bother learning about their cars.

Guys,
Please read our overview post on the two major recalls
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/01/two-toyota-recalls-explained.html

The previous generation Prius is under recall for the stuck floormats.

Dan

Oh noes!

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