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Subject: Re: "Runaway" Prius in CA? Date: 3/24/2010 11:39 AM
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It's interesting that the story is falling apart by Toyota claiming that the brake was depressed 250 times when they also claim that their black box only collects data for 5 seconds before airbag deployment. No airbag deployed and it would take quite a bit of time to hit the brake 250 times so somewhere there is some untruth, or at least incomplete truth.

I am aware that there are studies that most unintended acceleration is pedal misapplication. Those studies are generally an offshoot from the Audi recall but what is missing is that Audi pedals were closer together than most others and nearer the same height. Most does not equal all, and it is indisputable that it happens more often in Toyotas by a factor of 2 to as much as 5. It is also indisputable that the problems increased dramatically after they switched from a cable throttle to electronic.

The stock is very resilient and going up now, but it is pretty volatile and seems too risky for me right now. They have done quite a few things wrong in handling this issue in my opinion, but have mostly dodged the bullet. The average death by Toyota UA event is about 6-8 weeks, so I'm keeping my money on the sidelines for a little longer.
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