We have electronic ones too man, kinda like a "drive-by-wire" thing. Although I think they are wires, not radio signals though.
I am a yota tech and am sick of what the media has done with this. so everyone knows there have only been 6 actual incidents of this happening. These CTS gas pedals are also used on nissan, honda, hyundai, mistubishi, ford, and gm. and congressional congress is having a meeting next thursday to see if these companys are also having or going to have this problem.
The tech says one thing USA Today printed this article.its a wire no raido control
From another site the guy works for toyota
Yeah, and this pisses me off, how the heck am I supposed to powerbrake it with this crap?!?Yes we too have "drive by wire" throttles but Nissan uses a SMART PEDAL system which means when the brakes are applied they OVERCOME the input to the accelerator and engine rpm's drop. Toyota as well as Honda do not have this feature as of now but you can bet they are looking at it now.
Install line locks like we old school guys used to.Yeah, and this pisses me off, how the heck am I supposed to powerbrake it with this crap?!?
there are a couple easy mods that you can do to get around this if you really feel the need to do one wheel peels in you truck and burn off one of your tires then do a search and look them upYeah, and this pisses me off, how the heck am I supposed to powerbrake it with this crap?!?
Unless you have a toyota, and the brakes don't work :laugh::laugh::laugh:Don't forget, you can put it in neutral if the pedal gets stuck, goes to WOT and then use the brakes to slow down.
I highly doubt it's radio signal.I was the news tonight and they had some more news on the Toyota unintended acceleration problem. Besides the metal bar replacement they are doing to fix the problem the news station mentioned that Toyota was using during the last two model years a new electronic accelerator device rather than the old hardward linkage they used to use for acceleration control. In other words, there was no direct linkage between the accelerator pedal and the fuel injectors in the cylinders to produce accleration. It was done by radio signal. OMG! I hope that haven't put those on Nissans! I can just imagine someone using their cell phone and it sets off the accelerator signal and off you go to the races!!! Does anyone know if the Nissan have a hardware linkage setup on their accelerators or have they gone to electronic accelerators too???
Even if RF interference was an issue, it'd be easily solved by shielding the wire (or even grounding one end), that is, if it's not already.I just read that the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) will begin testing autombile throttle by wire accelerator devices (like those in Nissans and Toyotas) for Radio frequency (RF) interference and as a possible cause for unintended acceleration problems. That's good. That should have been done by the car manufacturers BEFORE they installed them in vehicles. So in the mean time, I won't use my cell phone when I am riding down the rode in my Frontier.....just in case. Another good reason not to use cell phones while driving.