• Man crashes Toyota Tundra into a dealership because of lack of customer assistance

It’s a bad time to be a Toyota owner these days. After news broke out last week that Toyota was being forced to recall over 1 million cars globally due to those sticky accelerator pedals, the Japanese-based auto giant has gone into full scale damage control, giving Toyota owners a chance to return their Toyota vehicles to a Toyota dealership where they’d undergo free repairs to fix the faulty pedals.

Mikel Valviva decided to return his recalled Toyota Tundra in one of the local dealerships in his area, but after being told that he would have to wait to get his Tundra fixed, Valvina took matters into his own hands. Instead of patiently waiting for his turn, Valvina “somehow” accelerated his Tundra straight into the dealership.

While it seems ridiculous to accuse someone of deliberately crashing his vehicle into a dealership because he felt disrespected, this whole situation involving Toyota and all these faulty accelerator pedals have left everybody in a constant state of confusion.

As far as Valvina’s supposed accidental torpedoing of the Toyota dealership, local authorities have indicated that the whole incident could very well have been unintentional. Or maybe the accelerator pedal just got stuck.


Source: 2 The Advocate

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  (334) posted on 03.7.2011

For the past few months I think Toyota was on the headlines. That was a big lose those. But I couldn’t blame the guy if make such move..even me I will get frustrated if that things happen also to me. Thanks God I don’t have a Toyota car!

  (379) posted on 08.26.2010

What a big lose, that truck cost a lot.

  (324) posted on 03.8.2010

That thing is dangerous enough so why producing something like that. You might get some problem bout that one i’ll prefer a beetle.

  (542) posted on 02.24.2010

Whew a big bully is on the road again. I really don’t want to be crashed by that. Its not my type. I know I’m not his type too.

  (324) posted on 02.22.2010

LMAO the recall is just right on time, telling the dealers that his pedal got stocked is a wise move, with that toyota will surely entertain that customer.

  (7) posted on 02.8.2010

Actually the guy wanted to return the truck period, not for repairs, and the dealership refused to take it back. He tried 3 times and the dealership didn’t budge. So he took matters in his own hands, ran into the building, threw them the keys and said his pedal stuck!

  (534) posted on 02.7.2010

Naah, I don’t think that the accelerator got stuck, I think that the owner of the Tundra was just an aggressive nobody who felt pissed because he had to wait. Must be some kind of “feeling hot-shot” kind of guy. If I were the owner of that dealership I would definitely press charges and get him to pay for all damages done and probably get the authorities to get and never return his license to drive a car.

  (797) posted on 02.7.2010

well he sure is angry with toyota. maybe he was not entertained well by the custome assistance of toyota.

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