January 28, 2010

Toyota "Gas Pedel" Issue

I see I have a lot of people coming to the House of Weenie to try and find answers for what is going on with Toyota and their "Gas Pedel" issue.

Most likely it has nothing to do with the actual gas pedel itself, but it's system.

Toyota uses a Drive-by-Wire system, which bascially means it is using a "computer" and module to regulate is acceleration system.

Wiki has a good explanation of it ..

Drive-by-wire, DbW, by-wire, or x-by-wire technology in the automotive industry replaces the traditional mechanical and hydraulic control systems with electronic control systems using electromechanical actuators and human-machine interfaces such as pedal and steering feel emulators. Hence, the traditional components such as the steering column, intermediate shafts, pumps, hoses, fluids, belts, coolers and brake boosters and master cylinders are eliminated from the vehicle. Examples include electronic throttle control and brake-by-wire.

Hope that helps.

Whatever fix they come up with it's gonna be an expensive one because a drive-by-wire system does not come cheap.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 28, 2010 01:12 PM