Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TOYOTA: Yup! 'Let's Go Places' ....by ambulance!

Another horrifying TOYOTA accident!






Pedal Problem Sends SUV Crashing Into 7 Cars, Downtown Building

 
Updated: Tuesday, April 29 2014, 05:40 PM EDT
COLUMBUS (Sean Rowe) -- A driver says a stuck accelerator sent her Lexus SUV careening off of East Broad Street and into the side of building in downtown Columbus Tuesday.

The runaway SUV struck seven other vehicles before crashing hitting building, ABC6/FOX28 News has learned.

Authorities say no one was injured in the crash. The Columbus Division of Police is investigating the crash and whether the accelerator truly malfunctioned.

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_pedal-problem-sends-suv-crashing-into-7-cars-downtown-building-30957.shtml




Parris Boyd · Top Commenter · University of South Carolina
"Pedal" problem? Try "electronic" problem. Read "Toyota's killer firmware: Bad design and its consequences." Embedded systems expert Michael Barr found the following defects in Toyota's electronic throttle control:

Toyota's electronic throttle control system (ETCS) source code is of unreasonable quality.

Toyota's source code is defective and contains bugs, including bugs that can cause unintended acceleration (UA)

Code-quality metrics predict presence of additional bugs.

Toyota's fail safes are defective and inadequate (referring to them as a 'house of cards' safety architecture).

Misbehaviours of Toyota's ETCS are a cause of UA.

Recall King Toyota is a hoot. NASA physicist Henning Leidecker is now speaking out about increased risk of unintended acceleration in '02-'06 Camrys, calling it a game of Russian roulette. For more on the electronics issue, visit my blog, "Beware of Toyota. Their next victim may be YOU..."


Charlene McCarthy Blake
Singer/songwriter, Kris Kitko did an AWESOME job on her YouTube video, "Toyota Where Are Ya?" The video was directed at Toyota regarding her own real world experience with Toyota SUA, sudden unintended acceleration. With her satirical approach, she completely destroyed the Toyota and NHTSA myth about SUA, namely “pedal misapplication” by drivers. Unfortunately, Kris Kitko’s YouTube video is no longer available for viewing online.

In the wake of the NHTSA/DOJ $1.2 BILLION settlement following a CRIMINAL investigation, Kris should be encouraged to use her finely-honed musical skills to do a sequel to her first Toyota SUA YouTube video. The U.S. Federal Government allowed Toyota “deferred prosecution” in this settlement provided it follow the steps outlined in the terms of the agreement. No one…not one single Toyota executive…is g...oing to serve any prison time for knowingly withholding evidence that could have saved many lives and ensured public safety on the roads.Toyota ADMITTED that it LIED to both the Toyota customers and the government.

Michael Barr, renowned embedded systems expert, after studying Toyota’s ETCS-I far longer than NASA did, found the existence of faults in the software which could lead to a real-world, potentially-catastrophic SUA event with a number of potentially ineffective fail-safes. Imagine flying down the road in a Toyota with no functioning brake override to exit a software task-death! Isn’t that a bit like being on a high-speed roller coaster and having the track fail to keep you on? And want to know the most SHOCKING part? Toyota reportedly didn't have a copy of the code in their OWN monitor chip! Michael Barr and company had to SHOW them! Can we just say, “Scary!”

Toyota cites that there is no electronic cause for SUA in its vehicles based on the short-duration investigations by NHTSA and NASA. Michael Barr and other experts have shown these studies to be scientifically seriously flawed. First, the ETCS-I software investigation was extremely limited. Only a SMALL FRACTION of the embedded software was tested by NASA.

Secondly, Toyota misrepresented the presence of EDAC RAM (error detection and correction random access memory) while indications of this issue were apparently redacted in the original NHTSA report. This misled NASA into NOT LOOKING INTO a number of potential sources of failure – which they may otherwise might have.

According to NASA expert, Dr. Henning Leidecker, some Toyota's can grow "tin whiskers" within certain electronic components. This can result in short circuits which can lead to yet another type of electronically-induced SUA event. Dr. Leidecker and associates actually DID FIND and study a case of "tin whiskers" found within the accelerator pedal assembly; rendering a Toyota vehicle UNDRIVEABLE.

Meanwhile, whistleblower Betsy Benjaminson remains scared for Toyota drivers. She is convinced Toyota's own internal documents strongly indicate SOMETHING IS WRONG with their ETCS-i ELECTRONICS . She says "ghosts" indicate glitches can cause a runaway car. Betsy now blogs on a website where she continues to EXPOSE key documents that she says open the company's PR KIMONO. Betsy's goal is to reveal the true inside story of Toyota's SUA problem and to demonstrate and expose the differences between the company walk and company talk.

How did Betsy turn whistleblower? As a Japanese-to-English translator, Betsy was hired by Toyota's legal team to translate documents for the criminal investigation of Toyota. Just like the DOJ, Betsy SMELLED A RAT. After checking with top experts, she came forward to alert the public to the major safety issues involved.

So, WHY is Toyota trying so hard to CONVINCE its own customers and the public that its vehicles suffer from SUA caused only by 1) improperly placed or type of floor mats (huh?); 2) sticky accelerator pedals (like those pesky sticky Sienna minivan sliding doors?); or 3) pedal misapplication (oh...the little old lady theory?). Why does it IGNORE the recent findings of the electronic experts? WHY isn’t it currently LISTENING to its own customers?

Well, YOU be the judge. The FACTS are before you.
 
 

Will TOYOTA Ever Step Forward?

Good information from "Beware of Toyota. Their next victim may be you....":

Fatal Solara day care crash spotlights electronic issues


The LEMON LADY has explained a car accident in which she was driving a Mercury Sable [a Ford product].

Ford designed and included a safety feature, a KILL switch that shut off the gas pump on impact, a Fail Safe.  



TOYOTA seems not to care about safety.



Anticipating the TOYOTA DEFENDERS, the injured children and the 4-year-old killed did not own and were not driving TOYOTAS. [14 were injured, 12 of them children.]




TOYOTA is going the spend $$$ blaming others!



FHP investigating sudden acceleration in fatal day care crash


4-year-old Lily Quintus killed in crash

This little girl, Lily Quintus,  was killed:
 
 
 
  Apr 25, 2014
 
 

Troopers are looking into if sudden acceleration caused the 2006 Toyota Solara to crash into the KinderCare Learning Center on April 9. The same make and model was named in a $1.6 billion lawsuit last year.
 
 
 
"We have got to look at everything," said FHP Sgt. Kim Montes. "We would be remiss if we did not check out every potential issue."
 
Albert Campbell, 61, was driving the Toyota Solara when authorities said he was struck from behind by Robert Corchado.
 
 
According to troopers, the impact forced the Solara into the parking lot and into the day care on Goldenrod Road. The Solara drove through the wall and into the playroom and came to a stop inside a second room. The crash killed Lily Quintus, 4, and injured 11 other children.
 
"It could be human error. It could be mechanical," said Montes. "It could be the physics of the crash and that's what we have to determine."
 
Toyota was fined by the Department of Justice for misleading motorists about a "faulty electronic-throttle system" in their cars after settling a lawsuit in July that claims the same make, model and year of the Toyota Solara involved in the day care crash lost resale value after sudden-acceleration complaints.
 
"Obviously we know about the potential problems with Toyota vehicles," said Montes. "That model year is included where sudden acceleration and unexplained acceleration in some crashed and other incidents."
 
A crash analyst said the Solara went airborne once it was clipped by Corchado's silver Durango. Troopers are looking at the black box in the Solara for data that could give better insight into those pivotal seconds just before the crash.
 
Last week, troopers announced the toxicology results of blood taken from Campbell at the scene, saying there was no alcohol and no drugs in his system.
 
 
An inspection report from Orange County Deputy Chief Building Inspector Robert Amato shows that the front wall of KinderCare had "extensive termite damage."
 
"I didn't see no live termites but there was termite damage at one time," Amato said. "There were still studs there. Termites like to eat the studs from inside out, so unless you were doing repairs or renovating you won't know unless something unforeseen happens."
 
Amato said a licensed architect or engineer needs to assess the damage from the vehicle entering the building and the termite damage for structural stability.
 
Corchado is charged with causing the crash and then fleeing the scene.
 



http://www.wesh.com/news/fhp-investigating-sudden-acceleration-in-fatal-day-care-crash/25654008#comments



Fatal Solara day care crash spotlights electronic issues

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Easter Sunday and TOYOTA: Let's Go Places!

The TOYOTA LEXUS crash described in the article below has all the hallmarks of TOYOTA'S SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION problem that TOYOTA has refused to address/correct, blamed on floor mats, sticky pedals and driver error.  




At least 21 were injured, 18 people were taken to local hospitals.

TOYOTA continues to give new meaning to their ad campaign.....





FROM: Mysterious Lexus crash. '02-'06 Camrys still not recalled.

Worth reading in its entirety!

Victims of Fort Myers church crash speak out


CREATED Apr. 21, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr. 21, 2014
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Victims in a Fort Myers crash, where a car smashed into a church Sunday night, are speaking out as police identify the driver accused of causing the chaos.
 
“Something went POW,” yelled Crismane Mathurn, as she recounted the events of Sunday night.
Mathurn was one of more than 200 other churchgoers, packed inside the Second Haitian Baptist Church during the time of the crash.
 
Others described the sound of the impact as “deafening.”
 
“She described it as Haiti, when the earthquake happened – the sound effect,” said Patti Louis.
Louis says both of her parents were inside of the church for the annual Easter concernt, when a 2006 Lexus sedan, driven by Marie Ange Masson went crashing into the building, according to Fort Myers Police.
 
Police say Masson claims there was a mechanical malfunction, telling police that she attempted to press the break and park the car when it accelerated.
 
31-year-old Masson is not being charged criminally at this time, but police say the investigation remains active.
 
FOX 4 exclusively spoke to the owner of the car involved in the crash, he says the car had no known issues.
 
“There’s nothing wrong with the car,” said Asker Joram, “The break is alright…tires alright…nothing.”
 
18 people were transported to several area hospitals, four of the injured went as trauma alerts.
 
The age of the injured ranged from six-years-old to 88-years-old.
 
None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. None of the patients needed to go into surgery. Most of the injuries were sprains and cuts.
 
Rescuers used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped.
 
Many loved ones of those pinned in the wreckage got a call that would even shake the most religious.
 
“I just asked if my mom was dead or not,” said Dufils Sherilus.
 
One woman seen heading back to the hospital this morning to visit a family member says she was treated for back and neck pain but was later released.
 
Today, families of those involved in the crash are thanking a divine being for minimizing what could have been a tragedy to an accident.
“He was sitting in that row (where the car crashed) and then he just sat moved back, because my mom sat behind him...he went to sit with my mom,” said Louis, “Thank God he did get up.”
 
The Fort Myers Police Department estimates upwards of $10,000 in damage was done to the building in the crash.



http://www.jrn.com/fox4now/news/Driver-in-Fort-Myers-church-crash-identified-256015171.html?lc=Tablet

Atty. Dan Viera's Failures, Terrence Gandy's Big Mouth and Route 44 Toyota's Continuing Failures!

A competent attorney seeking to protect his client's interests would clearly instruct his client to cease ALL communications while a lawsuit is pending.


Instead, the LEMON LADY has endured BULLYING ......




...temper tantrums...


...a gaggle of attorneys...more attorneys than O.J. Simpson and Whitey Bulger combined...




...objections to her First Amendment rights...




...and threats of a SLAPP Suit.....



ROUTE 44 TOYOTA continued to harrass the LEMON LADY AFTER notified of a lawsuit.....



...flooding her mailbox....




....Attorney Dan Viera, representing ROUTE 44 TOYOTA from the beginning failed to clearly explain appropriate conduct to his client....apparently....




The ROUTE 44 TOYOTA salesman who sold the LEMON LADY the TOYOTA LEMON initiated communication on facebook....




Since the Gaggle scrutinizes the LEMON LADY's public comments, wouldn't you think they could do their jobs?


This is some of the facebook exchange:


Terrence, This is what you posted on your facebook page:

Terrence Gandy

Yesterday near East Taunton, MA.
"About to bring a car for a customer to Boston.Bringing a bunch of credit apps hit me up if your interested"

Since you're such a big man, surely you are aware of the requirements under FCRA [Fair Credit Reporting Act].

That's a federal statute about which I have blogged extensively because of Route 44 Toyota and your participation.

Are you aware that it is a violation of FCRA to request a credit report unless someone is applying for credit?

My credit report was requested by Route 44 Toyota on the day I fully paid for my LEMON TOYOTA. Why?

You might want to investigate what the federal penalties are for violating FCRA. [I believe it's $3,000 for each incident, but you must know a good attorney.]

This provides some of the details:
http://jessiepowell.blogspot.com/.../09/more-than-lemon.html

If you go to my blog, there's a search feature in the corner. Just type in FCRA:

http://jessiepowell.blogspot.com/search?q=FCRA

Please learn to keep your mouth shut when you don't know the law!





 
Terrence Gandy Only serious inquiries please
 

 



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Route 44 Toyota Sold Me A Lemon

I recommend that you consult an attorney who represents your interests. You posted on my facebook page which was highly inappropriate!


 

Terrence Gandy Serious inquiry only
 

  •  
    Terrence Gandy Only if your interested serious inquiry's only.
     


    • Route 44 Toyota Sold Me A Lemon A responsible attorney would instruct his client to refrain from comment when there is a lawsuit pending.

      In this case, it might seem the the attorney representing ROUTE 44 TOYOTA failed to do so or his client ignored his instructions.


      Since you are a party to this lawsuit, it would seem your post on my facebook page is inappropriate at best, or illegal.

      Maybe you should stop digging yourself in deeper since my credit report was run twice - neither time did I request credit.

      My friend's credit report was also requested twice - ROUTE 44 TOYOTA does not possess, nor did they produce a credit app containing his signature.

      Duh?

      Is this your own personal SCAM or one encouraged and approved by management?

      Didn't the 'Discovery' documents produce by ROUTE 44 TOYOTA indicate that you were no longer employed by them, your photo no longer appears on dealerrater.

      ROUTE 44 TOYOTA indicated that Tony Roma no longer works for the dealership, yet his photo continues to appear on dealerrater.
       







    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    TOYOTA: Where the Customer is ALWAYS wrong!

    The Two Year Anniversary of the day the LEMON LADY purchased a TOYOTA LEMON has arrived and celebration is in order!




    No one was injured! No more nightmares about TOYOTA'S UNPREDICTABLE PERFORMANCE were created!




    Today was to be COURT!




    MR. ALBANY ROUTE 44 TOYOTA [FORMERLY MR. TOYOTA U.S.A., so very confusing!]...


    specified acceptable dates......



    Who is surprised that the Conflict King had a sudden CONFLICT and was forced to postpone?





    The LEMON LADY was looking forward to the fanciful tales....



    ...curious to see who had a hair cut....



    ...curious to see who arrived late....




    ...curious to see if a GAGGLE of attorneys appear.....


    ...to collect more BILLABLE HOURS......



    ....the beat goes on.....


    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    TOYOTA RECALL: RECALL Subject : Second Row Seat Assembly/FMVSS 207



    RECALL Subject : Second Row Seat Assembly/FMVSS 207

    Report Receipt Date: MAR 27, 2014
    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V148000
    Component(s):
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 46,757

    All Products Associated with this Recall expand

    Details close

    3 Associated Documents close



    NameDescriptionSize(KB)
    RCAK-14V148-5772.pdfRecall Acknowledgement49
    RCDNN-14V148-4053P.pdfNoncompliance Notice(Part 573)/FMVSS 2071044
    RCMN-14V148-3562.pdfManufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)579



    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    TOYOTA'S PRETENSE!

    One need only review the publicly available information to determine that TOYOTA AIRBAGS failed to deploy and protect occupants in accidents in too many cases.

    TOYOTA ignored their customers, ignored their safety, in this case for YEARS!

     



     
    Toyota Motor Corp. will recall more than 6 million vehicles worldwide to fix a variety of problems, including a wiring issue that might prevent air bags from deploying.
     
    The Japanese automaker issued 6.8 million recalls, but because in some cases multiple problems affect the same model, it amounts to 6.4 million vehicles. The global recalls include about 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other regions.
     
    About 1.8 million of the affected vehicles are in the U.S.
     
    These latest recalls brought the number of vehicles called back by automakers in the U.S. to nearly 13 million so far this year. That's already well over half the 22 million cars recalled in all of 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
     
    Automakers are on pace to match the record high of 30.8 million vehicles recalled in 2004.
     
    Toyota said it will recall 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. for the air bag issue. The vehicles are the 2009-2010 Corollas, 2009-2010 Matrixes, 2008-2010 Highlanders, 2009-2010 Tacoma trucks, 2006-2008 RAV4s and 2006-2010 Yaris compact cars.
     
    About 40,500 Pontiac Vibes from the 2009-2010 model years are included in the Toyota recall. Toyota designed and engineered the Vibe for Pontiac. GM will service customers with these vehicles when Toyota makes the parts available.
     
    The driver's air bag module in the Toyota and Pontiac vehicles is attached to a spiral cable assembly with electrical connections that could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned. If this occurs, the air bag warning lamp will light up. The driver's air bag also could become deactivated, preventing it from deploying in a crash.
     
    Toyota said it has no reports of deaths or injuries resulting from the problem, but plans to replace the spiral cable assembly with an improved version that won't become damaged as the steering wheel turns.

    TOYOTA'S PRETENSE!
     
    Toyota also said it will recall an additional 472,500 vehicles in the U.S. to fix an issue with the front seats. The cars are the 2006-2010 Yaris hatchbacks, 2007-2010 Yaris sedans and 2008-2010 Scion xD hatchbacks.
     
    The rail of the driver seat in the cars and the front passenger seat of three-door models uses springs to lock the seats in place after they are adjusted. The springs can break, leaving the seat unlocked and allowing it to move in a crash. Toyota said it is not aware of any injuries caused by this condition.
     
    Earlier this year, Toyota agreed to pay a $1.2 billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly told regulators about safety complaints concerning sudden acceleration of its vehicles. It also has paid NHTSA about $66 million in fines in recent years for not promptly recalling vehicles.
     
    These latest actions bring the number of vehicles Toyota has recalled in the U.S. to about 3 million this year. It recalled nearly 5.3 million vehicles last year, topping all other automakers for the second year in a row.
     
    But the recall leader so far this year is General Motors, which has called back 6 million vehicles, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue linked to 13 deaths.
     
    GM faces multiple regulatory and congressional investigations into why it waited until this year to recall the cars with the switch issue, even though it knew about the problem for more than a decade.
     
    On Tuesday, the NHTSA fined GM $28,000 for missing a deadline to provide key information that the safety agency had requested as part of its investigation. The NHTSA plans to fine GM an additional $7,000 daily until the automaker turns over the information.
     
    GM said in a statement that it "has worked tirelessly from the start to be responsive to NHTSA's special order and has fully cooperated with the agency to help it have a full understanding of the facts."
     
     

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Don't Fault Me Because TOYOTA Lied!

    TOYOTA paid $1.2 BILLION to Get Out of Jail Free!




    It's a pittance since TOYOTA has a cash nestegg of $60 BILLION.



    The LEMON LADY's posts seem to attract some dedicated, but not so smart TOYOTA employee who believes he knows more than a NASA physicist or the software geeks who studied TOYOTA's flawed software.

    To those dedicated employees: Your loyalty is impressive, but you clearly need to inform yourselves [and avoid posting vulgarity since that's the best you can do!].




    PLEASE READ: The DOJ documents and other information is available on this link:

    Center for Auto Safety


    Toyota case shows it’s hard to prosecute execs

    Rules of evidence, witnesses abroad made jail unlikely


    Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

    You only had to review TOYOTA owners' complaints posted on the NHTSA web site to know that TOYOTA was unresponsive.

    There's more to come!

    Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

    By YURI KAGEYAMA
     
    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.
     

    No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two reports of fires are linked to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running.
    Some vehicles were recalled for more than one problem. The recall cases total 6.76 million vehicles for 27 Toyota models, the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia, produced from April 2004 through August 2013.
    The Pontiac Vibe, which is a General Motors Co. model, is also involved because Toyota and GM made cars at the same plant in California and the recalled model is the same as the Toyota Matrix. It was recalled for a problem with a spiral cable attached to an air-bag. It is unrelated to a separate GM recall over ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
    Subaru is partly owned by Toyota, and the model was the same as the Toyota Ractis.
    For the recall, Toyota also reported problems with seat rails, the bracket holding the steering column in place, the windshield-wiper motor and a cable attached to the air-bag module.
    The recalls affect a large range of models, including the Corolla, RAV4, Matrix, Yaris, Highlander, and Tacoma.
    By region, the latest recall affects 2.3 million vehicles in North America, 1.09 million vehicles in Japan and 810,000 vehicles in Europe. Other regions affected by the recall include Africa, South America and the Middle East.
    Toyota was embroiled in a massive recall crisis in the U.S. starting in late 2009 and continuing through 2010, covering a wide range of problems including faulty floor mats, sticky gas pedals and defective brakes. In response, it has become quicker to recall cars and
    Last month, the Japanese automaker reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to pay a $1.2 billion penalty for hiding information about defects in its cars. It earlier paid fines of more than $66 million for delays in reporting unintended acceleration problems.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration never found defects in electronics or software in Toyota cars, which had been targeted as a possible cause.
    The focus in the U.S. auto industry has recently shifted to another major recall problem, this time with defective ignitions in compact cars made by GM.
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