I wouldn't have bought one of those rice burners anyway, but the recent RASH OF RECALLS is just CONFIRMATION that the IMPORTS ARE JUNK
NO FOREIGN CARS IN THISHOUSEHOLD----THEY COULDNOT GIVE ME ONE.AS A FORMER EMPLOYEE OFYOUNGSTOWN SHEET AND TUBE,FOREIGN CARS DRIVEN BY EMPLOYEES, WAS SO FROWNED UPON AND WHEN THE FIRST LAY OFFS CAME, IT WAS THOSE THATDROVE VW'S WENT FIRST.!!!!!!
UAW forever !!!
Love my Toyota....brought a Cavalier and the engine blew after 4 years (45,000). How fast we forget the Ford recall.....
Ford Motor Co., for example, denied for five years that its vehicles were prone to steering-column fires before finally launching the largest auto safety recall in history in 1996.
By then, a number of motorists had died and many others had been injured in fires which allegedly resulted from faulty ignition switches in the steering columns of their Fords.
Ford quietly conducted a limited recall, replacing the faulty switches in some 27,000 fleet vehicles while publicly denying that there was a problem. Public pressure mounted as lawsuits were filed.
Ford eventually paid a $425,000 settlement to NHTSA for allegedly concealing information about the ignition-switch problems. But critics said it saved much more than that by reducing the number of vehicles it had to recall and repair. Even so, it wound up recalling eight million cars, trucks and vans.
"They lie all the time," former NHTSA administrator Joan Claybrook was quoted as saying in a recent Los Angeles Times story. Industry officials denied it.
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andersonathan.....So you don't have a problem buying from a Japanese car company that has been subsidized by the Japaneses government for decades and uses union Japanese labor? It's just the American car companies you have a problem with?
So people who buy foreign branded cars are unAmerican when over half the country owns a foreign branded car... nice
IMO Toyota makes ugly cars so I would have bought a different brand in the first place. I don't feel anymore unsafe in a Toyota as I would in any other make. The chance of dying from the throttle defect is near nil compared to the likelyhood of any other accident.
The Japanese business style holds their management more accountable than we do here in American style business. I don't doubt a recall costing the company 2 billion plus will make them better as a company. I will say this, no one would be surprised if this was coming out of Chrysler, the fact that this is from the company who supposedly was the crown jewel of manufacturing is why people are making such a big deal out of it. No body has written a book about how great GM is at managing their business.
The people that brought us Pearl Harbor strikes again
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