The owner’s manual of my 1999 Camry has a large message box on page three that states:

“As the installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti-lock brake system, SRS airbag  system and seat belt pretensioner system, be sure to check with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation.”

When those Toyotas were taking off on their own and making the news with the crashes, they were on NPR for weeks with explanations like the floor mats were sticking the accelerator  and the linkage needed lubrication. They just didn’t know what could be the problem. Maybe they should check their owner’s manuel.

Can we assume that there are certain parties that do not want to think about the impact of  radio frequency (RF) radiation that blankets our urban areas.  Cell phone interests seem the avoid the “R” word like the plague but that doesn’t change the fact that cell phones are two-way radios. If they were concerned about RF interference over ten years ago, as indicated by my owner’s manuel, imagine the state of interference today with many times more cell phones and wi-fi and wireless everything.



About aubreyenoch

Mr. Fixit Can Fixit. He just can't fix it all at one time. Retired maintenance manager, truck driver, carpenter, plumber, electrician, roofer, welder, you get the idea. Trying to help those that don't see that there a difference between the thing and the symbol for the thing.
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