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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 04:08 PM
Response to Reply #33
38. That is nice... I know MY MANUAL
says the same thing, (not a toyota) and I know MECHANICALLY why it does not work.

Oh and I AM a trained emergency Vehicle Operator. Don't do it anymore, but training is still there.

Now I am betting that DU'er did that at a VERY LOW speed, assuming this person is telling the truth.

Now go ahead, continue defending Toyota.

Unfrigging unbelievable! You think the CHP officer who got himself killed didn't try that on a Camry? A car where that SHOULD WORK?

Jesus age, there are days.

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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 pressroom.toyota.com  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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