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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #24
32. Look at the box, or rather lack of a box
and how it is installed in the car.

Your answer as to why you may loose control when using that old trick is in there.

By the way, I am betting this is a SOFTWARE issue... and that they will keep diverting attention for ever and a day... and blaming drivers... dead or alive don't matter.
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  -Runaway Prius driver is wearing a San Diego Corvette Owners Club jacket in video.. Fumesucker  Mar-15-10 02:53 PM   #0 
  - Good investigating. Toyota's gonna want that pic  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-15-10 02:54 PM   #1 
  - Why in hell would Toyota want that picture?  B Calm   Mar-15-10 04:22 PM   #56 
  - Got that used car salesman look down  BeyondGeography   Mar-15-10 03:02 PM   #2 
  - Good catch! Rec. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Mar-15-10 03:04 PM   #3 
  - I dont see what that has to do with anything. A prius is way different from a vet.....and  xultar   Mar-15-10 03:36 PM   #4 
  - Umm.... He would have known how to get the brakes hot for one thing..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 03:43 PM   #5 
     - "Do not shift the shift lever to N while vehicle is moving."  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 03:54 PM   #11 
        - Shift the transmission to "N": 911 operator..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 03:57 PM   #17 
        - You surely realize it does not work that way  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 03:58 PM   # 
        - The manual says not to shift into N because you will lose engine braking..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:01 PM   #24 
           - NO! It says don't do it at all, or you may lose control of the vehicle.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 04:03 PM   #31 
           - A DUer who owns a Prius has already performed the experiment in their own car..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:07 PM   #37 
              - More avoidance by you. Prius Manual says DO NOT DO IT.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 04:10 PM   #42 
                 - Argue with someone that's actually done it..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:13 PM   #47 
                 - The Prius Owner followed the Prius Owner's manual.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 04:19 PM   #52 
                    - Have it your way then, people should just give up if their car goes into unintended acceleration..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:22 PM   #57 
                 - 2010 Toyota Prius brake problems. Easy fix, amazing documentary  frylock   Mar-15-10 06:08 PM   #78 
                    - Some idiot in a hood with a cussing obsession? That's your answer?  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 06:21 PM   #80 
                       - lalalala..  frylock   Mar-15-10 06:33 PM   #81 
                          - Then why hasn't Toyota issued a supplement to their owner's manuals?  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 06:50 PM   #84 
                             - you know what? shifting into neutral may not work for everyone..  frylock   Mar-15-10 07:09 PM   #86 
           - Look at the box, or rather lack of a box  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:03 PM   #32 
        - Do you understand what the Prius Owner's Manual says?  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 03:59 PM   #21 
           - Unlike you I also understand *why* it says that..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:02 PM   #29 
              - "Do not under any circumstances shift the lever ... to "N" while vehicle is moving."  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 04:07 PM   #36 
                 - A DUer who owns a Prius reports that it works..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:10 PM   #41 
                 - You continue to try to avoid the Prius Owner's Manual, which says you're wrong.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 04:15 PM   #50 
                    - OK, if people have a Prius that exhibits uninteded acceleration they should do nothing..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:20 PM   #53 
                    - Sign me up  awoke_in_2003   Mar-15-10 04:24 PM   #58 
                    - Oh contrair  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:32 PM   #64 
                    - Don't pump the brakes. Toyota Prius has anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist (BA)  PBS Poll-435   Mar-15-10 10:34 PM   #94 
                    - RTFM..  frylock   Mar-15-10 06:43 PM   #82 
                       - Except of course when the manufacturer tells you to do otherwise in an emergency situation..  Fumesucker   Mar-16-10 12:43 AM   #97 
                    - this comes straight from  frylock   Mar-15-10 09:50 PM   #93 
                       - Thank you for posting that, I looked for it and couldn't find it..  Fumesucker   Mar-16-10 12:40 AM   #96 
                 - seems like you have one of two choices..  frylock   Mar-15-10 06:13 PM   #79 
        - What does the Prius Owner's Manual say to do in cases of runaway acceleration?  NickB79   Mar-15-10 04:51 PM   #73 
        - It says DO NOT SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL under any circumstance.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 05:35 PM   #75 
           - even for the most hard headed of owners..  frylock   Mar-15-10 06:45 PM   #83 
           - Toyota's website has a video and everything about stopping a runaway Prius  ribrepin   Mar-16-10 01:25 AM   #101 
        - 911 Operator: "Shift That Fucker Into Neutral!!!11!!!"  PBS Poll-435   Mar-15-10 06:56 PM   #85 
           - What makes you think the 911 operator knows ANYTHING?  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 07:16 PM   #87 
              - I really doubt that Mr. Sikes was thumbing through his owner's manual at 90+ MPH  PBS Poll-435   Mar-15-10 08:28 PM   #88 
                 - Then you should pay more attention to what he said.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 08:32 PM   #89 
                    - LOLOL!!! Give it up already  PBS Poll-435   Mar-15-10 08:41 PM   #90 
                       - LOL!! You can't accept that you are ill informed and mistaken.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 08:43 PM   #91 
                          - Ill-informed? Putting a car into neutral disengages the driving wheels  PBS Poll-435   Mar-15-10 08:48 PM   #92 
  - so if i wear a pittsburgh steelers jacket, i should be able to kick a field goal?  spanone   Mar-15-10 03:46 PM   #6 
  - If you were a member of a club devoted to the Steelers ..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 03:50 PM   #8 
  - we don't really know if he's an automobile enthusiast...we just know he has a corvette jacket  spanone   Mar-15-10 03:54 PM   #12 
     - With his name embroidered on it..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 03:56 PM   #16 
        - he must be guilty then  spanone   Mar-15-10 04:12 PM   #44 
           - Off with his head  awoke_in_2003   Mar-15-10 04:25 PM   #60 
  - no  rufus dog   Mar-15-10 03:57 PM   #18 
  - No, but you should be able to tear up a towel dispenser.  reflection   Mar-15-10 04:21 PM   #54 
  - At least he is not...  awoke_in_2003   Mar-15-10 04:30 PM   #62 
  - +1  xultar   Mar-15-10 04:44 PM   #67 
  - Check out this thread  malaise   Mar-15-10 03:48 PM   #7 
  - I saw it..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 03:51 PM   #9 
     - Do you know what "DO NOT" means in a Prius Owner's Manual?  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 03:56 PM   #15 
        - Then why did the 911 operator tell him to put the transmission in neutral?  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 03:58 PM   #19 
           - Becuase most emergency dispatch workers  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:00 PM   #22 
           - A DUer has already tried it in a Prius and reported it works..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:04 PM   #33 
              - That is nice... I know MY MANUAL  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:08 PM   #38 
                 - Quick question without looking it up..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:25 PM   #59 
                 - Parallel and your point? The  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:31 PM   #63 
                    - We don't know whether it worked on the Lexus..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:46 PM   #72 
                       - Yet you are defending the corporation  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:52 PM   #74 
                          - Lincoln Town Car has the #2 spot in unintended acceleration..  Fumesucker   Mar-16-10 12:38 AM   #95 
                 - 2010 Toyota Prius brake problems. Easy fix, amazing documentary  frylock   Mar-15-10 06:07 PM   #77 
           - Because the 911 operator is barely competent to take messages.  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 04:01 PM   #25 
           - Did the operator also have a car club jacket? If not I can't accept their authority. nt  spoony   Mar-15-10 04:12 PM   #46 
  - Nah, it just means he has SOME good taste in cars.  flvegan   Mar-15-10 03:53 PM   #10 
  - My god! He might even have driven a Volkswagon at one point in his life too!  Earth_First   Mar-15-10 03:55 PM   #13 
  - Great, now go dig up dirt on Toyota's other victims.  spoony   Mar-15-10 03:55 PM   #14 
  - No kidding...  Earth_First   Mar-15-10 03:59 PM   #20 
  - One was a trained vehicle operator  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-15-10 04:01 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for being the one to say it. nt  Romulox   Mar-15-10 04:01 PM   #27 
  - How is it "dirt"?  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:15 PM   #49 
  - +1  xultar   Mar-15-10 04:46 PM   #70 
  - +2  TexasObserver   Mar-15-10 05:40 PM   #76 
  - +1  xultar   Mar-15-10 04:46 PM   #71 
  - I heard this guy once had a saxophone stolen. That settled the whole thing for me!  Romulox   Mar-15-10 04:01 PM   #23 
  - J' accuse!  11 Bravo   Mar-15-10 04:02 PM   #28 
  - I know two people who own performance cars and Prius'  TommyO   Mar-15-10 04:03 PM   #30 
  - It's just another example of DU continuing on it's path futher to the right of center...  Earth_First   Mar-15-10 04:05 PM   #34 
  - Or American culture's reflexive apologism for the interests of the wealthy and powerful  Romulox   Mar-15-10 04:12 PM   #43 
  - +1 n/t  Earth_First   Mar-15-10 04:14 PM   #48 
  - It works both ways..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:17 PM   #51 
  - The man is acting as if he knows nothing of cars..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:06 PM   #35 
     - Good Point. I completely agree with you.  951-Riverside   Mar-15-10 04:09 PM   #39 
     - Really...  Earth_First   Mar-15-10 04:10 PM   #40 
        - In fact I make custom parts sometimes for a Corvette club..  Fumesucker   Mar-15-10 04:12 PM   #45 
  - Then again--  trumad   Mar-15-10 04:21 PM   #55 
  - The San Diego Corvette Owners' Club throws great parties!  slackmaster   Mar-15-10 04:26 PM   #61 
  - And don't forget this guy was able to drive 94 mph on a busy freeway  npk   Mar-15-10 04:32 PM   #65 
  - ...but be afraid of shifting into neutral? Zero. nt  greyl   Mar-16-10 12:55 AM   #100 
  - All this tells me is that maybe he's used to cars that stop when you press the brake.  nonconformist   Mar-15-10 04:35 PM   #66 
  - +1  xultar   Mar-15-10 04:45 PM   #68 
  - If you watch the video his eyes are telling that he is lying.  tekisui   Mar-15-10 04:45 PM   #69 
  - Damning evidence, that.  Pithlet   Mar-16-10 12:46 AM   #98 
  - I have a Shared Vision Jacket (MrG's last job), embroidered...  ScreamingMeemie   Mar-16-10 12:54 AM   #99 

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