Saturday, January 30, 2010

Good News: Toyota Has Fix for Pedal Problem
Bad News: It will cost 24 Lifetimes to fix

Toyota has announced that it is in the process of shipping replacement partsto its dealers to solve the problem of gas pedals that go down but don't necessarily go back up again, or something like that.

Press reports say 4.2 million toyota vehicles are affected worldwide. In my experience, it takes about 4 hours for a typical dealer visit including travel time, etc. 4.2 million vehicles times 4 hours is 16.8 million customer hours to fix the problem. Let's say the average person lives 80 years. That's a bit high but toyota owners probably live longer than average. Eighty years is 701,265 hours. Divide the hours by the lifetimes, and you get just under 24 lifetimes worth of sitting at the dealership reading People magazine and drinking bad coffee. You asked for it, you got it. Toyota. Time for the marginally relevant Youtube video of the day. (I think it's Tiger woods driving in this Toyota Commercial.)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.