[American technology, circa 1950: A Hudson Hornet, Lubeck, Germany, July, 2004]Shakespeare put it best: "Striving to better, oft we mar what is well."
Mechanical accelerator mechanisms have been working well for over 50 years. Likewise, hydraulic brakes were perfected long ago and work just fine on my wife's Saturn and my Sebring. I have to wonder why Toyota thought they had to replace both of these time-honored, proven mechanisms with sensitive high-tech electronic systems that are now proving problematic. I'm no Luddite, but it seems to me that Toyota succumbed to the lure of technology for technology's sake. --EFP