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Old 01-27-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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TOYOTA Troubles???

Hi: All... If you have a Toyota Model tow vehicle and the gas pedal sticks on!!! Remember "Just turn off the key" / "Shift to Neutral"!!! Alf
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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The problem with turning off the key is that you lock the steering, which is an even more serious problem when on a curving road. It is probably better to shift to neural or gear down to the lowest gear. Who can think to that when you have a run-away vehicle?
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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I was thinking of all you gys with your new Rav 4's....my gf at work just got a new one from the factory (2 weeks ago) she isn't very happy this morning....

Hmmm hers came right from Japan--maybe it is okay??
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

I am not panicking about my Rav4. If the gas stays stuck on, I plan to try to stop the vehicle with brakes, then shut off. I should check that I can shut off with the tranny in Drive.

I also want to check on Serendipity's comment. I thought that the steering is unlocked but the engine won't run in Acc mode.

Neutral is going to cause the engine to overrev, so I want to avoid that if possible.

I thought all Rav4s sold in Canada came from Woodstock, Ontario. Not true? Anyway, the news reports I have heard do not indicate this problem originates from any particular factory.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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Link to Toyota Canada news release.

Link to document in which Toyota recommends braking to stop.
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I am not panicking about my Rav4. If the gas stays stuck on, I plan to try to stop the vehicle with brakes, then shut off. I should check that I can shut off with the tranny in Drive.

I also want to check on Serendipity's comment. I thought that the steering is unlocked but the engine won't run in Acc mode.

Neutral is going to cause the engine to overrev, so I want to avoid that if possible.

I thought all Rav4s sold in Canada came from Woodstock, Ontario. Not true? Anyway, the news reports I have heard do not indicate this problem originates from any particular factory.
Ron: I believe that all the V6 RAV4s come from Japan. The 4 cylinder ones are made in Canada.

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Old 01-27-2010, 07:10 PM   #7
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

Also, vehicles in question are 2009 and 2010 RAV4.

Mine is a 2008.

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The problem with turning off the key is that you lock the steering, which is an even more serious problem when on a curving road. It is probably better to shift to neural or gear down to the lowest gear. Who can think to that when you have a run-away vehicle?
Hi: All... If turning off the key...you must turn it all the way to accessory position to maintain steering. First shift to neutral...then turn off the key as above. That was a recomendation of one of my local Toyota Dealers!!! Alf
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Hi: All... If you have a Toyota Model tow vehicle and the gas pedal sticks on!!! Remember "Just turn off the key" / "Shift to Neutral"!!! Alf
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However, owners with the SmartKey option, to turn off the engine, you hold the Start button in for 3 seconds.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:19 AM   #10
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Also, vehicles in question are 2009 and 2010 RAV4.

Mine is a 2008.

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Hi: All... I heard on the radio of an owner of a '96 Camry who sent the car to the wreckers due to the gas pedal sticking and the age of the vehicle. "Not worth fixing" he said!!! I believe that newer models use a "fly by wire" type of system rather than a rod attached to the pedal and the throttle body of the engine!!! A very complex problem for sure. Alf
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