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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-10 02:48 PM
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32. Never heard about it because they weren't in the news. It doesn't mean they didn't happen.
There actually were plenty of documented incidences that were completely ignored by Toyota. It was that grizzly death of that family in San Diego that brought media attention.
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  -Did Bankrupt Runaway Prius Driver Fake "Unintended Acceleration?" meegbear  Mar-11-10 01:39 PM   #0 
  - WHy dont u go buy his old Prius from the dealer? Find out yourself,,,  benld74   Mar-11-10 01:42 PM   #1 
  - lol!!  CountAllVotes   Mar-11-10 01:44 PM   #6 
  - If its being sold at a reasonable price I'll buy it. n/t  951-Riverside   Mar-11-10 01:46 PM   #8 
  - OK, but only if you douse yourself w/gasoline and test if you're flammable  meegbear   Mar-11-10 01:48 PM   #9 
  - #1 Didn't turn off key #2 didn't put car in neutral #3 DID call 911 & ignore instructions.  polpilot   Mar-11-10 02:03 PM   #18 
  - funny how the way he supposedly stopped was to  Bluerthanblue   Mar-11-10 02:10 PM   #26 
  - Doesn't this car have a keyless ignition? And, does it do any good  TheDebbieDee   Mar-11-10 02:38 PM   #28 
     - #1 'Keyless ignitions, of course, can be turned OFF #2 Transmission 101: P,R,N,L1,L2:  polpilot   Mar-11-10 02:47 PM   #31 
     - Maybe you should check out the explanation thread.............  TheDebbieDee   Mar-11-10 03:21 PM   #38 
        - Confirmed what I stated: (1) shift to neutral and/or (2) turn off engine  polpilot   Mar-11-10 07:07 PM   #45 
     - A prius can be turned off. A Prius can be placed into Neutral  Statistical   Mar-12-10 07:53 AM   #54 
  - +1,000...  Hepburn   Mar-12-10 10:59 AM   #72 
  - Extra butter please..  Fumesucker   Mar-11-10 01:43 PM   #2 
  - Do you have *any* idea just how many people in CA  Dappleganger   Mar-11-10 01:43 PM   #3 
  - It might be easier to guess...  Juneboarder   Mar-12-10 11:38 AM   #84 
  - The only way to tell may perhaps lie in the investigation of the car.  Jennicut   Mar-11-10 01:43 PM   #4 
  - This Sounds Like  RobinA   Mar-11-10 02:42 PM   #29 
     - Don't know unless Toyota does an acutal investigation instead of stonewalling.  Jennicut   Mar-11-10 02:53 PM   #35 
  - Having driven Priuses, I never believed this guy.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-11-10 01:43 PM   #5 
  - It happened to Steve Wozniak in his Prius - it was the first Prius incident that  gateley   Mar-11-10 02:06 PM   #22 
     - Kill switch or shove the car into neutral.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-11-10 02:27 PM   #27 
     - You don't think Wozniak learned that in driver's ed? Why would he make such  gateley   Mar-11-10 02:44 PM   #30 
        - I'm sorry. I missed the thread where Steve Wozniak was a Prius guru.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-11-10 06:44 PM   #41 
           - He's a systems guru and he could reproduce the problem. As a  harun   Mar-12-10 07:42 AM   #50 
              - Excellent. Hyperbole much?  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-10 07:50 AM   #52 
              - Jeez, save the drama for your mama.  harun   Mar-12-10 08:51 AM   #56 
                 - LOL.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-10 05:37 PM   #91 
              - Does That Fact That Woz Has Repeatedly Re-Created The Bug Say Anything?  NashVegas   Mar-12-10 10:33 AM   #61 
                 - Why would you bring facts into this discussion?  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-10 05:36 PM   #90 
     - Something quite different happened to Steve Wozniak.  Tesha   Mar-11-10 08:47 PM   #46 
  - Wow! Generally they repossess your car when you get 3 months behind  notadmblnd   Mar-11-10 01:44 PM   #7 
  - I imagine the repo industry is probably backlogged right now.  hughee99   Mar-11-10 01:51 PM   #11 
  - Still if he filed bankruptcy on it in 2008, they should have taken it then  notadmblnd   Mar-11-10 02:00 PM   #16 
  - Not sure about that. About a year ago, I had been paying the  Midlodemocrat   Mar-11-10 06:51 PM   #43 
     - So, what did you do?...  TeeYiYi   Mar-12-10 11:06 AM   #77 
        - LOL. No. I didn't. The guy had already gone to their house  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-10 05:42 PM   #93 
  - It was an anonymous tipster  tammywammy   Mar-11-10 01:53 PM   #12 
  - So, since this trouble how many of us have checked on how to stop our vehicles,  elocs   Mar-11-10 01:48 PM   #10 
  - FWIW, none of the Scion-branded vehicles are affected. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Mar-11-10 01:58 PM   #14 
  - I know that, but knowing how to stop a car with a stuck accelerator is a good thing to know,  elocs   Mar-11-10 02:04 PM   #21 
     - Exactly.  Statistical   Mar-12-10 07:57 AM   #55 
     - no doubt! n/t  Lance_Boyle   Mar-12-10 10:23 AM   #59 
  - Anyone that does not know how to stop a car with a stuck  obxhead   Mar-11-10 03:44 PM   #40 
  - Low, Low, Low.  jayfish   Mar-11-10 01:54 PM   #13 
  - Well, you gotta admit, it's sure funny how all these Toyotas are suddenly "going rogue"  Sebastian Doyle   Mar-11-10 01:59 PM   #15 
  - But Are They Suddenly Going Rouge, Or...  jayfish   Mar-11-10 02:04 PM   #20 
  - Never heard about it because they weren't in the news. It doesn't mean they didn't happen.  Pithlet   Mar-11-10 02:48 PM   #32 
  - I heard the 911 tape and he appeared to be clueless.  Saturday   Mar-11-10 02:02 PM   #17 
  - or it could be a smear campaign to discredit him  la_chupa   Mar-11-10 02:04 PM   #19 
  - After all the bullshit Toyota has been doing to try to cover their asses...  LostInAnomie   Mar-11-10 02:07 PM   #23 
  - Agreed. And I can't believe that smart DUers are jumping on the Faux News Fakers bandwagon.  Pithlet   Mar-11-10 02:49 PM   #33 
  - hate to admit this, but that was my first thought after seeing  Bluerthanblue   Mar-11-10 02:07 PM   #24 
  - He also said he was afraid it might rollover, and afraid he'd get rear-ended.  greyl   Mar-11-10 03:16 PM   #37 
  - it's surprising how many drivers have no idea what neutral IS  TorchTheWitch   Mar-11-10 10:01 PM   #48 
     - Thank you! I took drivers ed in the 70s and do not remember being taught  sammytko   Mar-11-10 10:20 PM   #49 
     - It's interesting and illuminating that the reason you have to push the brake pedal to shift..  Fumesucker   Mar-12-10 07:51 AM   #53 
  - I said he was a gold digger when I first heard the  doc03   Mar-11-10 02:10 PM   #25 
  - Or they should star in a movie  JBoy   Mar-11-10 02:58 PM   #36 
  - Wait, this 'tip' doesn't make sense. I thought bankruptcy discharges debts, so how can they have $7  closeupready   Mar-11-10 02:51 PM   #34 
  - Not if you want to keep your stuff.  JTFrog   Mar-12-10 10:57 AM   #71 
  - They could've broken the Prius contract in bankruptcy; OP is rubbish. nt  Romulox   Mar-11-10 03:25 PM   #39 
  - Doesn't discount the other $693,000. Just sayin'  Midlodemocrat   Mar-11-10 06:47 PM   #42 
  - Basic tort law: one must demonstrate an INJURY to recover money.  Romulox   Mar-12-10 10:32 AM   #60 
     - Do you think he'll have an easier time getting out of his lease for that Prius? nt  greyl   Mar-12-10 10:41 AM   #65 
     - Not really.  Romulox   Mar-12-10 11:01 AM   #74 
     - He could do that now by going 7 or a mod of the 13. n/t  Hepburn   Mar-12-10 11:04 AM   #76 
     - I know. My argument with this guy, even before hearing about the bankruptcy  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-10 05:41 PM   #92 
  - And if the bankruptcy is a Chapter 13, it's likely he was no longer behind on the payments. nt.  Hosnon   Mar-12-10 11:18 AM   #80 
  - I heard the 911 call and the operator asked him a couple of times if he put the car in neutral.  county worker   Mar-11-10 06:57 PM   #44 
  - Note to self: Clear all debts before something bad happens to you.  Brickbat   Mar-11-10 08:50 PM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-12-10 07:48 AM   #51 
  - +1 nt  Dappleganger   Mar-12-10 08:52 AM   #57 
  - Seriously. Sometimes, especially when it comes to class issues, there's really little difference  Political Heretic   Mar-12-10 10:42 AM   #66 
  - The guy says he's not gonna sue, because when you sue, there's  joeybee12   Mar-12-10 08:54 AM   #58 
  - When did he say that? nt  sufrommich   Mar-12-10 10:35 AM   #63 
  - In the email pictured in the OP for starters.  JTFrog   Mar-12-10 11:09 AM   #79 
  - It was on a different thread...he was saying it on CNN...  joeybee12   Mar-12-10 10:38 AM   #64 
  - I think a lot of our Junior Attorneys are overlooking the INJURY element of a tort lawsuit...  Romulox   Mar-12-10 04:20 PM   #89 
  - How does a poor person accumulate $700,000 in debt?  Fumesucker   Mar-12-10 10:45 AM   #68 
  - Poverty is not a permanent identity. He accumulated it by once being not-poor.  Political Heretic   Mar-12-10 10:48 AM   #69 
  - Didn't I imply that with my post?  Fumesucker   Mar-12-10 10:54 AM   #70 
     - Who said the debt was discharged?  JTFrog   Mar-12-10 11:03 AM   #75 
  - Did you read the article? They got caught up in the housing boom and bust. nt.  Hosnon   Mar-12-10 11:20 AM   #81 
     - and?  Political Heretic   Mar-12-10 07:47 PM   #96 
  - And poor people commit crimes as often as rich, right?  Democat   Mar-12-10 10:59 AM   #73 
  - He's not poor. Not in the least.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-10 05:45 PM   #95 
  - Meanwhile, Toyota is suing its former attorney to hide secret documents he has.  TexasObserver   Mar-12-10 10:44 AM   #67 
  - So if he filed a BK in 2008, there is no case number?  Hepburn   Mar-12-10 11:06 AM   #78 
  - That's the petition. A case number is only assigned after it is filed. nt.  Hosnon   Mar-12-10 11:24 AM   #82 
  - Sorry - this doesn't fly. The car was included in the Chapter 7 and, unless reaffirmed, he  Hosnon   Mar-12-10 11:27 AM   #83 
  - He obviously reaffirmed on the debt if there was money owing on it and he retained it... nt  Romulox   Mar-12-10 04:17 PM   #87 
  - All this talk of Toyota...  Juneboarder   Mar-12-10 11:45 AM   #85 
  - That website is engaged in character assassination, as far as I'm concerned...  Romulox   Mar-12-10 04:17 PM   #86 
  - Hopefully the Event Data Recorder will shed clues.  Mike 03   Mar-12-10 04:19 PM   #88 
  - Some posts in this thread have the faint smell of the old "welfare queen" argument  onenote   Mar-12-10 05:44 PM   #94 

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