Is everybody completely oblivious to the circus that has gone on state-side with Toyota?It is crazy that it does not have a failsafe to prevent that. Surely it is not difficult for the ECU to check road speed before enabling an engine shutdown?
The only situation I can see where you might want to do that is if there was a sudden loss in oil pressure and you wanted to try to save the engine (but it's nearly always too late by the time you've been warned about low oil pressure).
Surely it's better to lose an engine very rarely than to allow an otherwise perfectly functional car to crash due to loss of power steering and brakes?
all start/stop button cars have the same feature. it's in case the throttle sticks and you have no other way of shutting down the car. there was a horrific crash in the US last year where a father couldn't stop his car. throttle was jammed. he was on the phone with the police screaming for help. and no one knew how to shut the thing down.
better to have a car that can suddenly be shut off at speed, than one that you can't shutoff in an emergency.
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Agreed, would be far safer.Why can't you just push the lever to N?
Lol, brilliant... I have missed you.. :bowdown1::bowdown1:hello mike, 'tis a great thread!! Working my arse off dude, be back in a month after sorting these ****ing pirates out. See you in a month. While I'm gone, leave that ****ing button alone