Toyota "sudden acceleration" could be from RF ?
I remember years ago when I had my 100 watt VHF rig in the car. I would be parked at the mall and could set off peoples car alarms when I pressed my PTT. I could never use my HT near my old computer, It would freeze up and I would have to reboot it. I also remember in the early days of anti lock brakes people would complain of funny things happening near large trucks on the freeways ( CB amps? )
A few years ago I heard of a ham in town who drove a Toyota. His computer failed and the dealer blamed it on his 2 meter radio he had installed in the car.
Could we have a similar situation going on here?
Do these Toyotas have "cruise control" ?
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Originally Posted by AB8MA
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It will be interesting to see what come of this. I have had Toyotas since the 90s, and never had a problem. All of them had a least 1 one hundred watt rig in them, and never had a single glitch. I have an 857d and a 60 watt aprs rig in a new 2010 Tundra with no ills. Same for the wifes Tacoma and sons Tundra. I don't doubt there may be a problem, but I don't think it is RF. I think it is more than just the carpet getting jammed under the gas pedal, too. It will be interesting to see where it goes. At any rate, right now is a great time to pick up some April or May stock options on Toyota.
Overall I think Toyota has a well-deserved reputation for making good, reliable and technologically advanced cars. They didn't get to be #1 in the WORLD by accident.
This latest fiasco may well be a thorn in their side, though.
I've run 100W rigs from many Toyota models over the years with zero RF problems...however I never used a big amplifier, so I don't know what happens, there.
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Originally Posted by KG4CGC
It's a mechanical issue. Has nothing to do with RF.
I thought it was mechanical, something hanging up, etc. I don't work for Toyota nor do I own any of their fine products but right now it seems that they're saying that they don't want to explore the electronic part of this any further than their tests have shown. In other words they can not reproduce the problem in their testing facilities.
Originally Posted by WR5AW
Should they perform a strictly mechanical fix and then somewhere down the road it proves to be inadequate, then what?