The Truth About Cars » Pedal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Pedals For Dummies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/pedals-for-dummies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/pedals-for-dummies/#comments Wed, 04 Aug 2010 15:29:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362160 Imagine yourself going down the road with your foot on the brake pedal all the time. This is a Japanese inventor’s idea to stop driver error and unintended acceleration. To accelerate, you move your foot sideways against an accelerator bar. To brake, you stomp on the brake. A horrible thought – if you are a […]

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Imagine yourself going down the road with your foot on the brake pedal all the time. This is a Japanese inventor’s idea to stop driver error and unintended acceleration. To accelerate, you move your foot sideways against an accelerator bar. To brake, you stomp on the brake. A horrible thought – if you are a […]

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Chrysler Stuck With Stuck Gas Pedals. From CTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/chrysler-stuck-with-stuck-gas-pedals-from-cts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/chrysler-stuck-with-stuck-gas-pedals-from-cts/#comments Sat, 05 Jun 2010 16:19:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358223 Chrysler is sending out recall notices to owners of 25,000 Dodge Calibers and Jeeps. The reason: Accelerator pedals could become stuck and cause unintended acceleration, Chrysler said according to a report in Reuters. Sound familiar? Wait, there is more … Five weeks ago, the NHTSA opened an investigation into potentially sticky accelerator pedals in Chrysler […]

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Chrysler is sending out recall notices to owners of 25,000 Dodge Calibers and Jeeps. The reason: Accelerator pedals could become stuck and cause unintended acceleration, Chrysler said according to a report in Reuters. Sound familiar? Wait, there is more … Five weeks ago, the NHTSA opened an investigation into potentially sticky accelerator pedals in Chrysler […]

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Pedal Sticktion Sickness Contagious: Nissan Affected http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/pedal-sticktion-sickness-contagious-nissan-affected/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/pedal-sticktion-sickness-contagious-nissan-affected/#comments Tue, 06 Apr 2010 15:44:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351634 Lighten up, Toyota. You are not alone. Today, Nissan recalled 25,024 cars in Japan because some of their accelerator pedals have caught the stickyness sickness, and may not want to come back to idle once you take the foot off the gas. Cefiro, Bluebird, Sunny, Primera and Tino models built between October 1998 and August […]

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Lighten up, Toyota. You are not alone. Today, Nissan recalled 25,024 cars in Japan because some of their accelerator pedals have caught the stickyness sickness, and may not want to come back to idle once you take the foot off the gas. Cefiro, Bluebird, Sunny, Primera and Tino models built between October 1998 and August […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: How About Those Repaired Toyota Pedals? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-about-those-repaired-toyota-pedals/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-about-those-repaired-toyota-pedals/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:51:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350092 Nearly a month ago, Toyota’s Jim Lentz was asked by National Public Radio about the then-new “shim fix” for sticky accelerator pedals. NPR asked: “if I’m a Toyota owner subject to this recall and I say ‘I don’t want a repaired accelerator pedal, I want a new one.’ Is that an option?” To which Lentz […]

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Nearly a month ago, Toyota’s Jim Lentz was asked by National Public Radio about the then-new “shim fix” for sticky accelerator pedals. NPR asked: “if I’m a Toyota owner subject to this recall and I say ‘I don’t want a repaired accelerator pedal, I want a new one.’ Is that an option?” To which Lentz […]

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Canadian Suit Alleges Toyota Electronic Throttle Control Defect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/canadian-suit-alleges-toyota-electronic-throttle-control-defect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/canadian-suit-alleges-toyota-electronic-throttle-control-defect/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:41:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343732 According to a PR Newswire release, a class action suit has been filed against Toyota and supplier CTS, alleging “inherent design defects,” specifically a “lack of failsafes” in Toyota’s ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System-intelligent), in use since 2001. As in not the pedal assembly. A similar suit was filed in the US last November. Today, […]

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According to a PR Newswire release, a class action suit has been filed against Toyota and supplier CTS, alleging “inherent design defects,” specifically a “lack of failsafes” in Toyota’s ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System-intelligent), in use since 2001. As in not the pedal assembly. A similar suit was filed in the US last November. Today, […]

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