The one thing I love about the car industry it its ironic sense of humour. Remember the four dead brands of GM? Who’d have thought SAAB would be the last man standing? When Ford was trading at $1 a share and their stock was labelled “Junk” status, who’s have thought they’d be where they are now? Now, I can’t speak for the rest of the B&B, but I’m, personally, sick of this UA business with Toyota. I’ve been rather sceptical from the start and very little has happened to change my mind. However, the God of Irony is still working in the car industry and whilst I was grazing the internet today, I came across this belter: Unintended deceleration.
The Spec reports that Toyota is announcing the recall of 50,000 Sequoia SUV’s in the United States and Canada. Now what could you think the reason could be? No idea? Well, the God of Irony strikes again. Toyota are recalling these vehicles because of unintended slowing. Yes, if the cars aren’t going too fast, they’re going too slow. The problem comes from an over enthusiastic Electronic stability control system which, at low speeds, could activate and prevent the vehicle from accelerating as it should. “Toyota is voluntarily launching this recall as part of our commitment to investigating customer complaints more aggressively and to responding quickly to issues we identify in our vehicles,” Toyota Canada said via a press release. Good job Toyota performed this recall, it may have saved them another $16.4 million.