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Old 01-26-2014, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Brake override system (BOS), should get it or not?

Got an email notify me that I have the following options due to the class lawsuit settlement:
A cash payment of $62.50 or
Free installation of a brake override system (BOS)
A customer support program

I don't know about cars except following the DIY guide here in the forum to do some simple maintenance.

Should I get this BOS installed?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your cars a manual I would defiantly take the cash and if the throttle ever sticks, just toss in the clutch! If its an auto, I would personally still take the cash, I dont think the whole sudden acceleration thing was as common as it was made out to be.
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IMO take the cash lol
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I experienced VERY frightening situation last week.
I was breaking the vehicle for a turn, but somehow I managed to press accelerator while breaking.
While I think it's a human error, I feel this must be resolved. This was at the left turn. The car accelerated rather quickly and I quickly put the gear into PARK.

This happened twice.

I'll try to not press on the accelerator while breaking, i.e., improve the foot positioning, but this is very frightening and can happen anytime. Winter boots are relatively bigger and can affect/worsen this in winter. Toyota should have spaced out two pedals and resolve this issue by computer.

Unfortunately, my car does not qualify for the repair (2004 Corolla). This is very frightening and cause an accident. Any pointers, guys?
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I experienced VERY frightening situation last week.
I was breaking the vehicle for a turn, but somehow I managed to press accelerator while breaking.
While I think it's a human error, I feel this must be resolved. This was at the left turn. The car accelerated rather quickly and I quickly put the gear into PARK.

This happened twice.

I'll try to not press on the accelerator while breaking, i.e., improve the foot positioning, but this is very frightening and can happen anytime. Winter boots are relatively bigger and can affect/worsen this in winter. Toyota should have spaced out two pedals and resolve this issue by computer.

Unfortunately, my car does not qualify for the repair (2004 Corolla). This is very frightening and cause an accident. Any pointers, guys?
You need to learn to position your foot better, sorry. I've driven to and from work for 4 years in my 2005 Corolla wearing size 12 steel toed boots, and have never had the issue of hitting both pedals together.

There are far worse vehicles out there for such accidental presses - the Corolla isn't one of them.
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You need to learn to position your foot better, sorry. I've driven to and from work for 4 years in my 2005 Corolla wearing size 12 steel toed boots, and have never had the issue of hitting both pedals together.

There are far worse vehicles out there for such accidental presses - the Corolla isn't one of them.
Thanks! I'll do that.
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And the '04 can't really have any override system as it is cable operated.. whereas '05 and up is throttle-by-wire.

I've never had issues driving my '03 in size 11 wide steel toe boots either.
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Hahaha. The Corolla wasn't even affected by the recall. Additionally the brakes are WAY WAY more than powerful enough to stop a 130HP 2500 lb car.

Take the cash or the lawyers will.
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I experienced VERY frightening situation last week.
I was breaking the vehicle for a turn, but somehow I managed to press accelerator while breaking.
While I think it's a human error, I feel this must be resolved. This was at the left turn. The car accelerated rather quickly and I quickly put the gear into PARK.

This happened twice.

I'll try to not press on the accelerator while breaking, i.e., improve the foot positioning, but this is very frightening and can happen anytime. Winter boots are relatively bigger and can affect/worsen this in winter. Toyota should have spaced out two pedals and resolve this issue by computer.

Unfortunately, my car does not qualify for the repair (2004 Corolla). This is very frightening and cause an accident. Any pointers, guys?
The biggest pointer that I can point out is the you kept saying that you were breaking your car, as in making it not work. While braking the car means to stop it, not breaking. As far as the pedal placement I would just be aware of the pedal position more. I don't have much of an issue with it although every once in a while I catch the gas pedal while braking but I notice it right away & no harm.
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Wow... I seriously think the whole unintended braking thing was just a big pile of garbage. Just a few people trying to make claims so they can sue and get money. Not to mention NO ONE on the forums here has had that issue.
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The biggest pointer that I can point out is the you kept saying that you were breaking your car, as in making it not work. While braking the car means to stop it, not breaking. As far as the pedal placement I would just be aware of the pedal position more. I don't have much of an issue with it although every once in a while I catch the gas pedal while braking but I notice it right away & no harm.
That for the correction. I get it mixed often. I had lulz too.
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The only option for the 9'th gen Corollas with electronic throttles is to take the credit. The override system cannot be installed on these vehicles.
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How would you even go about getting that credit anyways? Doesn't it seem wrong to take money for something that doesn't effect you?
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How would you even go about getting that credit anyways? Doesn't it seem wrong to take money for something that doesn't effect you?
Absolutely. But the only reason I would offer a converse is that the money has likely been paid. If you don't take it, I imagine the lawyers or government will.
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I'd guess so, but how do you even go about getting that? I could use 60 bucks lol
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