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Old 10-26-2015, 01:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MkVer View Post
Everybody remembers the "unintended acceleration" issues that forced a mass recall.
Did anyone ever demonstrate that there was an actual mechanical problem, and not just a) a few people making creative excuses for their poor driving that caused a crash; and b) a bunch more who hopped on the "Sue Toyota, they have deep pockets!" bandwagon?

Most VW's came from the factory with a 100,000 mile timing belt interval but VW has since dropped that to 80,000 miles.
The question, though, is why the engines are designed so that a part like that requires changing at specified intervals?
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