About the author


  1. 1

    Ann montgomery

    I just purchased a new 2010 Toyota Venza. This is supposedly built on a Camary only bigger. I have not taken possession of this car yet and I am not too happy about going through with this purchase. How can I decipher if the Camary that this car is built on is a smart purchase? In the future all Toyota's of this year will be suspect and I am no longer convinced it will hold its value even if it is not listed in the recall.
    I appreciate your reply and look forward to hearing from you.
    Ann Montgomery, Pleasanton, CA

    1. 1.1

      James Raia

      Thank you for visiting my web site. I am an editor and reporter. I do not work for Toyota or any other auto manufacturer. My suggestion is to visit Toyota's web site or contact your local dealer or mechanic and ask for their expert opinions.

  2. 2

    gina porter

    How do we get another floor mat? Mine is scrunched up all the time. I have to move it, adjust it. It's a 2005 Corolla.

    1. 2.1


      I recommend you visit a Toyota dealer and buy a new one. I have a Honda and when I go to the dealer for service I see lots of different mats for sale. I suspect the Toyota dealerships are similar.

  3. 3


    We purchased a 2009 Venza in August. It is a remarkable car — the best we've ever had for comfort, ride, space and style. In the Venza, it has the driver's floor mat secured with hooks so the mat does not creep up to the accelerator to cause a jam. Other Toyota models (for some reason) do not have this kind of rubber mat. My dealer tells me that the sticking acceleration is a "wear" issue usually in older year models not in new cars. I am comfortable knowing this, I have no sticking pedal issues only smooth performance. There is an emergency list of instructions what to do if the accelerator sticks while driving in this Weekly Driver.com (January 27, 2010) posting. We have the keyless ignition feature – so it's easy to stop the engine if necessary. I recommend buying the Venza. It will be months before Toyota recalls new Venzas into the shop to fix the accelerator or replace it, my dealer says and they are a reliable busines. Of course, they sell cars for a living, so I do my own research. Reply if you have any other questions about the Venza.

    1. 3.1


      I don’t own a Toyota, but if my engine suddenly started to accelerate on me, I’d put the transmission in neutral, so the brakes and power steering still worked, then I’d pull over. Shutting off the engine is not a good idea while you are still moving.

  4. 4


    I have a 2004 Toyota Camry and I know I've experienced unintended acceleration while my foot was only on the brake. This is not just an accelerator pedal issue. It is likely a drive-on-wire electronics/programming issue. There are multiple lawsuits against Toyota right now that involve automobiles going back to 2002 which are not in the recall. 2002 was the year they began using computer systems to control the acceleration.

  5. 5

    toyota corolla

    Pretty portion of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  6. 6

    toyota corolla

    Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a weblog website? The account aided me a applicable deal. I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered shiny clear idea


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2018 The Weekly Driver ][ Site managed by DC.