Latest Survey Shows Toyota Is 'Most-American' Brand


For all of you haters out there.....
Consumers looking to buy a domestically made car or truck may find that some familiar American models are far less homegrown than they might think, an annual survey shows.

Ford Motor's (F) popular F-150 pickup truck, for example, contains so many foreign-sourced parts that it failed to make's top rankings of its American-Made Cars index for 2010. Meanwhile, Japan's Toyota Motor (TM), had more models on the list than other manufacturer, taking three of the top 10 slots.

See full article from DailyFinance:

Why Chrysler became bankrupt: Daimler to pay $185M over bribery

Daimler to pay $185M over bribery
March 23, 2010
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington -- Daimler AG will pay a $185 million fine to resolve civil and criminal charges brought over accusations it paid tens of millions of dollars in bribes to at least 22 foreign governments over a 10-year period, The Detroit News has learned.

‘Toyota Way’ Under Recall

‘Toyota Way’ Under Recall

Toyota’s ‘lean management’ and ‘just in time’ production model is the toast of business schools, but 8.5 million faulty cars have taken the bloom off the rose.
By Joseph B. Atkins
A century ago, Frederick W. Taylor, the mechanical engineer whose book The Principles of Scientific Management influenced generations of business owners and managers, had this to say about American working people:

Runaway Prius likely staged

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press Writers – Sun Mar 14, 7:50 pm ET
SAN DIEGO – The mystery surrounding a Toyota Prius whose driver reported a stuck accelerator deepened Sunday as the motorist's attorney dismissed a congressional memo that questions his client's version of events.

CAFE Vs. Toyota


Quote from article:
Let us take a look at the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards enacted by the federal government in response to the Arab oil embargo. Lately, supporters have sought to increase these standards in the name of fighting climate change. They have neither reduced our dependence on foreign oil nor saved the Earth.

Out-of-Control Prius Stopped by Patrol Car


GM recalls 1.3 MILLION for steering problems

Government Motors recalls 1.3 CRAP cars built by the likes of WOLFMAN due to steering problems.

Officials: Drivers report trouble with fixed Toyotas
WASHINGTON – About ten Toyota owners have complained to U.S. auto safety regulators that their vehicles suffered some kind of sudden acceleration after being repaired under Toyota’s two recalls for the problem.

The complaints highlighted by safety advocate Sean Kane drew a quick response today from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which said it would investigate.

Unionized Toyota?

Some thoughts as "Toyota week" kicks off on Capitol Hill:
By Mike Thompson (Blog) (MORE)

Japanese auto unions (Toyota) seek pay hikes in annual wage talks


Japanese auto unions seek pay hikes in annual wage talks
Wednesday 18th February,
Japanese auto unions presented wage-hike demands to the management side Wednesday, effectively beginning this spring’s annual labor-management wage talks amid the global recession. The labor unions, belonging to the Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers’ Unions, are seen as a pace-setter for each year’s labor-management wage negotiations.

NEWS ALERT: Driver, Victims Talk About Alleged DefectiveToyota Crash, Driver in Prison for Fatal Runaway Toyota Accident

Driver, Victims Talk About Toyota Crash
On June 10, 2006 Koua Fong Lee was returning from church with his family when his Toyota Camry hit an Oldsmobile at a St. Paul, Minnesota intersection, killing the driver and a passenger in the Oldsmobile. Lee is now serving an eight-year-sentence for vehicular homicide, but he has always maintained that his brakes didn't work. (ABC News) (VIDEO)

Where's the Toyota threads?

Just curious why we haven't seen a posting on Toyota's terrorist plot to kill Americans.

You wouldn't know it, but this isn't the first recall ever.

But I have a question - The federal government as well as GM are piling on. UAW is in on it too.

Is it because of the seriousness of the issue and GM wants Toyota's customers, or has this crossed the line into nationalism with shades of jingoism because Toyota is a foreign company?

Toyota faces massive legal liability

Legal expenses and damages could add billions to Toyota's recall costs, with dozens of suits pending over injuries and deaths and at least 30 seeking class-action status over lost use of vehicles.,0,579...
Toyota Motor Corp.'s massive recalls for acceleration and braking problems are creating a huge legal liability for the company -- and Toyota owners may share in the pain.

Official: State Farm warned NHTSA on Toyota in '07

Official: State Farm warned NHTSA on Toyota in '07
Nick Carey
Mon Feb 8, 2010 5:42pm EST
DETROIT (Reuters) - Private insurer State Farm informed a government regulator of a worrying trend of vehicle-caused accidents involving Toyota Motor Corp as far back as late 2007, an official at the company said.

Toyota's once-golden resale value gets dented

Toyota's once-golden resale value gets dented
By DAVE CARPENTER, AP Personal Finance Writer Dave Carpenter, Ap Personal Finance
CHICAGO – Toyota owners looking to trade in their cars have little reason to sing the carmaker's old ad slogan, "I love what you do for me — Toyota!"

NEWS ALERT: Toyota owners may face court if in car crash

TOYOTA OWNERS with noticeably faulty cars who are aware their car is part of the recall by Toyota could be charged under the Road Traffic Act if involved in a traffic incident, it has emerged.
A solicitor specialising in road traffic law has raised concerns of whether Toyota owners would be liable in the event of an incident, if they had been made aware their car was part of a recall and noticed a problem with the accelerator.(MORE)

Nader Accuses Toyota of ‘Unseemly Coverup' in Vehicle Recalls

©2010 Bloomberg News
By Angela Greiling Keane
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is guilty of an “unseemly coverup” in dealing with reports of dangerous sudden acceleration by some of its vehicles, consumer advocate Ralph Nader said.
“Toyota dropped the ball -- too little, too late,” Nader, who founded groups including Public Citizen to push for strong auto-safety regulation, said in an interview yesterday. “It was an unseemly coverup.”

"NEWS ALERT":Toyota Now Blames Software Problem

In the wake of deaths and sharp criticism, Toyota changes course.
03:15 | 02/04/2010 Video
Toyota: Software to blame for Prius brake problems
Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Without issuing a recall of its iconic Prius hybrid vehicles, Toyota said Thursday a software glitch is to blame for braking problems in the 2010 model.

Toyota Recall: New Questions About What the Motor Company Knew and When


Congressman Says Toyota Telling Different Stories in Public and Private
Toyota's massive recalls of its floor mats and gas pedals may turn into a lot of finger pointing, with new questions about what the motor company knew about the safety problems and when.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reports problems with his Prius.

Waxman: Toyota Told Us Gas Pedals Were Not the Problem

In Strongly Worded Letter, Reps. Waxman and Stupak Suggest That in Private Toyota Execs Are Telling A Different Story About the Causes of Runaway Toyotas
Two congressmen issued a strong statement Tuesday afternoon suggesting that recent statements by Toyota's top U.S. executive to the public about the causes of random acceleration were misleading, and that in private Toyota officials had said that sticky gas pedals were not the cause of the most serious acceleration incidents.

Syndicate content