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08-17-2017 07:42 AM
Longboardr
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Originally Posted by Snowtrout View Post
Not completely true. That does not work on my '12 with a MT.
Same on my '11
08-17-2017 06:58 AM
murphy
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Originally Posted by Snowtrout View Post
Not completely true. That does not work on my '12 with a MT.
I'm not saying you're wrong, but I'm surprised. In both my 2007 manual Frontier and 2005 auto Xterra, the brake overrides the gas. I'd love if it didn't. It would be a big help in the woods.

I can't remember how long ago it was. When the 'Toyota stuck gas pedal' was the big news story, Nissan came out with a commercial saying that all their vehicles were drive by wire. All were designed with brakes that override the gas.

Like I said. I'm surprised.
08-17-2017 12:23 AM
Snowtrout
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Originally Posted by murphy View Post
It must have been a first gen X. The second gen's break signal overrides the throttle.
Not completely true. That does not work on my '12 with a MT.
08-17-2017 12:12 AM
satown210
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Originally Posted by GeolJon View Post
Brakes are always stronger than engines. I believe Car and Driver did a whole series of tests on all kinds of cars that proved this several years back.
In nearly every reported case over the past few decades, the evidence points to human error, not car flaws, including Toyotas and all other makes.

Car and driver did do that test. Brakes always won. There was only one instance where they got the car to not stop. 120MPH keep the gas pedal floored and hit the brakes. The brakes overheated and the car slowed to 10mph and held that speed.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-acceleration
08-16-2017 10:01 PM
sheffner4 drive a manual and push in the clutch with every time sad they are dying out in the states.
08-16-2017 01:58 AM
GeolJon Brakes are always stronger than engines. I believe Car and Driver did a whole series of tests on all kinds of cars that proved this several years back.
In nearly every reported case over the past few decades, the evidence points to human error, not car flaws, including Toyotas and all other makes.
08-15-2017 11:32 PM
satown210 Our xterras don't lock until the key is removed but I see what you are saying. Even then, if you kill the ignition, you are killing the power source. I'd kill the power source before I'd let it make me hit something full throttle.
08-15-2017 08:08 PM
wolf73
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Originally Posted by BostonX View Post
Isn't shutting off the ignition a really bad idea? You lose power steering and brakes. Much better to shift to neutral, feather the ebrake to a stop, then hope you can kill your ignition before your motor blows.
Turning off the ignition could be a bad idea for people who can't keep cool under stress...if that lady turned it one step too far (easy to do under stress), the steering wheel could lock up and at that point she would have had bigger problems.
08-15-2017 03:13 PM
Mtntrtl63X
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Originally Posted by BarefootXterra View Post
Emergency procedures? We in SC can't get people to not drive in the left hand lane unless passing, or pull to the right when an emergency vehicle is approaching. lol
Yea... I've been told I live in a fantasy world... Thinking the average person can think realistically with common sense... [emoji33] [emoji30] [emoji53]

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08-15-2017 02:00 PM
BarefootXterra
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Originally Posted by Mtntrtl63X View Post
...emergency procedures aren't drilled nto new drivers.
Emergency procedures? We in SC can't get people to not drive in the left hand lane unless passing, or pull to the right when an emergency vehicle is approaching. lol
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