Blame Game

Blame Game

Update: 2016-08-0485
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In the summer and fall of 2009, hundreds of Toyota owners came forward with an alarming allegation: Their cars were suddenly and uncontrollably accelerating. Toyota was forced to recall 10 million vehicles, pay a fine of more than $1 billion, and settle countless lawsuits. The consensus was that there was something badly wrong with the world’s most popular cars. Except that there wasn’t. What happens when hysteria overtakes common sense?

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Penny Nelson

My mum had a new 1972 Celica (no computer). We had a similar issue on a long interstate drive in rural Australia. She took her foot off the accelerator and nothing. We were doing 110 miles an hour. We just drove to the next petrol station. Turned off the engine about three hundred feet out, applied brakes and coasted in. Once the engine had cooled. He fixed and explained the problem. The Celica had a duel throat carberetta. The metal in the valves were different from the metal of the carboretta. When the engine reached a certain temperature the valves would stick open. Being driving at high speed it meant that both throats were stuck open. The fix was shaving a bit from valves. It never happened again.

Aug 2nd
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Vivek Sarma R

humans we are!

Dec 10th
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Borja Bernasconi

amazing

Aug 7th
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Blame Game

Blame Game

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