Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Toyota complainers are coming out of the woodwork
OK, I'm going to go ahead and call BS on pretty much all of the current Toyota narrative. First of all, there's no such thing as a floor mat malfunction. It's called safe operation of your vehicle.....move the floor mat to where it belongs before starting your car. And this whole "sticky pedal" nonsense may have happened in one or two isolated cases but those are probably operator error of some kind too. Now, every crazy nut with a Toyota is coming out of the woodwork to try to sue Toyota for money they don't deserve. Here's another moron who's faking an emergency....
The California Highway Patrol says an officer helped slow a runaway Toyota Prius from 94 mph to a safe stop after the car's accelerator became stuck in San Diego County.
The CHP says driver James Sikes called 911 about 1:30 p.m. Monday after he found he could not control his car on Interstate 8 near La Posta.
A patrol car pulled alongside the Prius and officers told Sikes over a loudspeaker to use the brakes and emergency brake.
After the car slowed to about 50 mph, Sikes felt safe enough to turn off the engine and coast to a halt.
Yeah, he called 911 to have a trooper establish his story and if they check his phone records, he probably called a slip-n-fall lawyer right after that. That is if he didn't already have one waiting.
I said it before and I'll say it again....this is an opportunistic conspiracy by the government to harm it's biggest competitor in the car manufacturing market and they can count on lying consumers and skeevy lawyers to keep the dangerous-Toyotas narrative going with harrowing stories of out-of-control cars and bogus lawsuits.