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Old March 12th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #21
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The throttle stuck on my Prius yesterday. I am not scared.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #22
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When it all comes out you will find that a very rare set of circumstances causes a computer program failure that causes the acceleration.
The radio turned up so with the hvac on a certain setting, battery / charging system at a certain level, rear window defogger on, etc.
The combination will be obscure and difficult to pin down. That is the reason they have not identified the "true problem" and implemented a fix. The fixes in place a shots in the dark to get something in place to save face.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #23
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Old March 12th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #24
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I just listen to the 911 call and that guy is a fawking retard. He is trying to scam his way out of his car payment.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #25
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Hoax, Morons can't drive
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Old March 12th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #26
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Only fags can't control a runaway Toyota.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #27
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The first guy said he smelled the brakes. If the brakes were fully applied, there is no way the engine would overpower the brakes.

Only way that could happen is if the brakes weren't fully applying all the way, and just dragging some.

er- the hybrids brake with the transmission at higher speeds mostly (to regen electric charge the battery). so it is entirely possible that the friction brakes were 'fully' applied and not able to stop the car....
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #28
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er- the hybrids brake with the transmission at higher speeds mostly (to regen electric charge the battery). so it is entirely possible that the friction brakes were 'fully' applied and not able to stop the car....
I know they are, it still just doesn't seem truthful. Even if an electric motor, like the one in the Prius, was still turning, it doesn't have the torque to overcome the brakes.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #29
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Is it that hard to turn off the ignition if the throttle sticks open.
Ive had that happen with 2 different carb'd jeeps in the past.
A bear, to steer & stop without the motor running but do-a-ble.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #30
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Is it that hard to turn off the ignition if the throttle sticks open.
Ive had that happen with 2 different carb'd jeeps in the past.
A bear, to steer & stop without the motor running but do-a-ble.
They have push button start. You can't just shut the ignition off when it's in gear and at speed.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:00 PM   #31
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They have push button start. You can't just shut the ignition off when it's in gear and at speed.
But do their transmissions have a NEUTRAL?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #32
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The throttle stuck on my Prius yesterday.
This may be the Gayest thing someone could say
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #33
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Even if an electric motor, like the one in the Prius, was still turning, it doesn't have the torque to overcome the brakes.
Just curious.... How do you know this? Just a guess? Did you test this? Do you know the available torque of the Prius and its brakes? Have you ever driven a car with over heated brakes? Too much heat = brakes dont work (for most passanger cars).

I do believe that the guy is either lieing or a complete moron. I love how he tries to justify not turning off the motor becasue the highway was too curvey. Didnt turn off the motor until the cop car had him on his bumper. PFFfttt.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #34
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They have push button start. You can't just shut the ignition off when it's in gear and at speed.
Yes you can. Hold the start button down and it will shut the engine off you will lose power steering and the power brakes will go out eventually but you can still shut it off

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There are some f bombs in this so watch the volume.
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Out of curiosity I borrowed my moms Toyota today. At 60 with the gas to the floor, I hit the brakes and stopped surprisingly well, once it got into first gear it went just a bit further then stopped. You could also shut it off in either drive or neutral by holding down the On/Off button for 3 seconds, you lose power steering but it DOES NOT lock up. If you were going slow enough, you only had to hit the button quickly and it would shut off, even if in drive.
You can even start it back up in drive even without the foot on the brake, which I thought was kinda weird. Also, there was no way I could reach the gas pedal with my hand while in the seat, let alone at 90 MPH.
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Out of curiosity I borrowed my moms Toyota today. At 60 with the gas to the floor, I hit the brakes and stopped surprisingly well, once it got into first gear it went just a bit further then stopped. You could also shut it off in either drive or neutral by holding down the On/Off button for 3 seconds, you lose power steering but it DOES NOT lock up. If you were going slow enough, you only had to hit the button quickly and it would shut off, even if in drive.
You can even start it back up in drive even without the foot on the brake, which I thought was kinda weird. Also, there was no way I could reach the gas pedal with my hand while in the seat, let alone at 90 MPH.
so you took your moms car out today, beat on it and cooked the brakes, nice
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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #38
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thats ok, if it fucks up she can drive it into a wall, and get a new one
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Nuggets needs to tell the story about the time the gas pedal stuck in his Yugo again.
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Just curious.... How do you know this? Just a guess? Did you test this? Do you know the available torque of the Prius and its brakes? Have you ever driven a car with over heated brakes? Too much heat = brakes dont work (for most passanger cars).

I do believe that the guy is either lieing or a complete moron. I love how he tries to justify not turning off the motor becasue the highway was too curvey. Didnt turn off the motor until the cop car had him on his bumper. PFFfttt.
Because the torque that brakes create is much, much more than what engines produce.

I wish I had numbers on what torque a single disc brake can achieve, but unfortunately I'm having trouble finding numbers like that.

Regardless, take any vehicle and floor the gas pedal. Even up to 100 MPH. Then while keeping the throttle wide open, put the brakes to the floor. The brakes will win and the vehicle will slow down very quickly. There won't be enough heat in that time period for the brakes not to work. Passenger brake pads operate fine in the range of 300 F to 600 F typically. Racing brake pads are much higher than that. You'd have to do a lot of hot laps to start seeing those temperatures, or just lightly dragging the brakes over a good distance.
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