Dateline NBC - Sudden Acceleration Investigation - Segment 1
Stone Phillips introduces sudden acceleration.
Manigault case introduced. Sam Sero, the expert witness in the Manigault
case, explains his theory of how the cruise control can cause a car to
accelerate without hitting the gas.
How to stop your vehicle if accelerator sticks
Last month, Toyota issued a massive recall of nearly 4 million Toyota and
Lexis vehicles. The recall is intended to fix a very dangerous defect which
can lead to Unintended Acceleration of the vehicle. Initially thought to be
an issue with floor mats, the real problem involves the cars electronic
throttle system. The recall was prompted by a high speed crash in August in
California of a Lexus barreling out of control. As the vehicle hit speeds
exceeding 120 mph, family members made a frantic 911 call and said the
accelerator was stuck and they couldn't stop the vehicle.
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Runaway Prius Part 1
On August 10th, 2006 my wife experienced an unintended acceleration with
our 2005 Prius which was 10 months old and had only 13,000 miles on it. She
accelerated to 90 mph and had to exit the interstate and ditch the car
through a forest, ending up in a river.
Part II will include the inspection of the vehicle and Toyota's conclusion
that her acceleration was caused by her brakes.
Dateline NBC - Sudden Acceleration Investigation - Segment 3
A Boston mechanic tells of his experiences with sudden acceleration. He
simulates sudden acceleration just like Sam Sero. He shows that when a
wire in the cruise control is manipulated, the gas pedal moves on its own,
and the engine goes to wide open throttle (WOT).
More people tell of their sudden acceleration stories. A Ford dealership
mechanic tells how he wrote to Ford asking about sudden acceleration, and
Ford responded that he should check the wiring in the cruise control. The
mechanic explains that he found a cruise control unit from a car that
experienced sudden acceleration in which two wires were in contact with
Ford's own investigations show they knew of all the possible causes of
Re: Kia Sorento Stuck Accelerator (Sudden Acceleration)
This video is a response to this story:
I just wanted to make this video to prove that you CAN infact shut a
runaway 2011-2013 Kia Sorento off. You have three choices:
-The most obvious being putting the car in neutral. I can understand that
if she had it in manual mode then she could have easily gotten confused.
-You can jab the Push to start button OR hold it for 3 seconds....either
one puts the vehicle in Accessory mode (keeps steering wheel unlocked)
-And finally, you can stand on the brakes. This kills power to the engine
and brings it down to an idle.
I am not one to point fingers but personally after seing that there are
three ways to kill a runaway Sorento. She should have easily been able to
do this within the 35 minute police chase.
Unintended Acceleration--The Truth
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, tells the truth about
unintended vehicle acceleration. Learn what to do if it happens to you.
Sudden Acceleration - New Research from Clemson on Electronic Malfunctions
This is a news clip from CBS11 in Dallas featuring Dr. Todd Hubing of
Clemson, who has been researching potential electronic causes of sudden
acceleration in Toyotas. His breakthrough research should shed light on
the vulnerability of automobile electronic throttle control to
electromagnetic interference (EMI), which Toyota has vehemently denied is a
possible cause of sudden acceleration.
Toyota Recall - a look inside the Gas Pedal and all its parts - a YouTube first
Carquestions takes an up close look at the inside of the CTS manufactured
Gas Pedal to see how it works and what's causing it to stick leading Toyota
to recall millions of it's car and trucks. Surprisingly it has only two
moving parts and on first look appears to be a well made part. There is
some "Star Trek" style physics going on inside with a device known as a
"magnetic field generator". Lets Hope Toyota has a "Scotty" type who can
figure out a solution and fast.
Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles
Toyota recall: 3.8 million cars with deadly floor mats
Toyota Officially Recalls 3.8 Million Cars
Dangerous Lexus : Mrs. Rhonda Smith Testifies on Sudden Unintended Acceleration
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is holding a hearing
titled, "Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended
Acceleration," on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The hearing will examine the
response to persistent consumer complaints of sudden, unintended
acceleration in vehicles manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation.
Mrs. Rhonda Smith testifies.
"Shame on you, Toyota, for being so greedy"
Poll: 49% Say Toyota's Hiding Something
Toyota Sudden Acceleration Rebuttal Tests, Pt 1
Part 1 of the complete Internet broadcast in which Toyota rips apart the
test done by Professor David Gilbert, ABC Television (and paid for by an
advocate for trial lawyers). Get the full story at TheAutoChannel.com.
A crash that a buddy of mine was involved in out in the deserts east of San
Runaway Toyata Prius Video - Car On Freeway Called 911 Cops had to Help him Stop.
This Prius Driver was somewhere Near San Diego and couldn't stop his
Prius... like the movie Speed... a cop had to pull up next to him and shout
out instructions... he was standing on the brake and it was burning
away....The officer managed to help him shut off the car safely. This
happened the same day as an internal memo for Toyota showed that 4 years
ago 5 or 6 employees apparently brought something to the attention of
management about this and it was never followed up. wow.