Toyota to idle 2 U.S. plants amid rec...

Toyota to idle 2 U.S. plants amid recalls

There are 30 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 16, 2010, titled Toyota to idle 2 U.S. plants amid recalls. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

On this Feb. 8, 2010, photo, s modified accelerator pedal from a Toyota 2007 Hybrid Camry is replaced at Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota-Scion in Alexandria, Va.

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Gus

Vancouver, Canada

#1 Feb 16, 2010
Could be good for GM & FORD!!!
But do know what? there is too much Electronic Crap i today's Cars.
Cars in the old days worked just fine,sure a few moderations here and
there would have been ok,but today it's like trying to fly a fricken Aeroplane.
Cheers!!!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#2 Feb 16, 2010
maybe, Lord knows the US needs jobs here and your IP shows Canada and I know ya'll need the jobs there as well. At least Toyota has sent their jobs to the US, GM and Ford have sent all of theirs to MX, and if they dont want to provide our country with jobs, I suggest they take their product and sell it to the ones they are employing
Goes Around Comes Around

AOL

#3 Feb 16, 2010
I worked in an auto parts plant. People sick of their jobs or bosses do half assed work. Now throw in entire factories that make faulty brake parts and gas pedal parts, the losses will be massive. If I were Toyota I'd pull out of the U S all together. I know the crappy parts we made for American cars caused us to be shut down. We were told to ship them out by the bosses. Bet they have another job somewhere making the same stupid decisions over and over. Maybe they were promoted.
American government

Powder Springs, GA

#4 Feb 16, 2010
Gus wrote:
Could be good for GM & FORD!!!
But do know what? there is too much Electronic Crap i today's Cars.
Cars in the old days worked just fine,sure a few moderations here and
there would have been ok,but today it's like trying to fly a fricken Aeroplane.
Cheers!!!
Its all due to government regulations. Environmental regulations, crash safety regulations, fuel economy regulations, rust regulations, durability regulations. Even car radios are regulated.
American government

Powder Springs, GA

#5 Feb 16, 2010
Goes Around Comes Around wrote:
I worked in an auto parts plant. People sick of their jobs or bosses do half assed work. Now throw in entire factories that make faulty brake parts and gas pedal parts, the losses will be massive. If I were Toyota I'd pull out of the U S all together. I know the crappy parts we made for American cars caused us to be shut down. We were told to ship them out by the bosses. Bet they have another job somewhere making the same stupid decisions over and over. Maybe they were promoted.
And, Toyota accepted every one of those gas pedals because they met Toyota standards for cost and quality.

Ford used to have the same problems. Ever since Ford fired all of their minority suppliers their product quality has gone up to best in the business.
American government

Powder Springs, GA

#7 Feb 16, 2010
jusstmee wrote:
maybe, Lord knows the US needs jobs here and your IP shows Canada and I know ya'll need the jobs there as well. At least Toyota has sent their jobs to the US, GM and Ford have sent all of theirs to MX, and if they dont want to provide our country with jobs, I suggest they take their product and sell it to the ones they are employing
Toyota just closed its California assembly plant and fired 4,500 American workers. Production is moving back to Japan. You better believe that Toyota will never allow its workers to reach retirement age.
Ford and GM are recalling laid off workers in the US. Ford shut down one plant in Mexico.
liner

Bronx, NY

#8 Feb 16, 2010
American government wrote:
<quoted text>Toyota just closed its California assembly plant and fired 4,500 American workers. Production is moving back to Japan. You better believe that Toyota will never allow its workers to reach retirement age.
Ford and GM are recalling laid off workers in the US. Ford shut down one plant in Mexico.
As I replied to you in another of your copious threads, NUMMI was closed because 1) GM backed out of their partnership with Toyota at this plant and 2) It was the only union Toyota assembly plant in the US. Nothing to do with retirement issues.
TEA

United States

#9 Feb 16, 2010
American government wrote:
<quoted text>Toyota just closed its California assembly plant and fired 4,500 American workers. Production is moving back to Japan. You better believe that Toyota will never allow its workers to reach retirement age.
Ford and GM are recalling laid off workers in the US. Ford shut down one plant in Mexico.
They have NO loyalty to their American workfore nor U.S. customers.

Toyota has covered up DEADLY safety defects for YEARS.

Americans are finely figuring this out too.

Remember the 60 mile Bataan Death March when the Japanese killed thousands of Americans.
Chunky Charlie

Leominster, MA

#10 Feb 16, 2010
Can't even rely on the Chinx anymore for employment!
TEA

United States

#11 Feb 16, 2010
liner wrote:
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As I replied to you in another of your copious threads, NUMMI was closed because 1) GM backed out of their partnership with Toyota at this plant and 2) It was the only union Toyota assembly plant in the US. Nothing to do with retirement issues.
You claim "Nothing to do with retirement issues".

Of course it does, Toyota has stopped their U.S. employees from getting the time in to receive retirement by shipping the jobs back to Japan.

Toyota has been exposed as the corrupt company they are....

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#12 Feb 16, 2010
Take your racist BS where it belongs, your Klan meetings.
American government wrote:
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Ford used to have the same problems. Ever since Ford fired all of their minority suppliers their product quality has gone up to best in the business.
Jones

Astoria, NY

#13 Feb 16, 2010
It may be good news to Ford, GM and Chrysler when Toyota will pack and leave America for good.
The fact that the leading car manufacturer and cutting edge technology leader Japanese Toyota Company will reduce its production in America and move its production away from America to Japan is bad news for many Toyota car owners that lost much of their investment. In addition it is bad news to the tens of thousand American employees that worked for Toyota that could lose their jobs during recession time. Many American factories and their American employees that made parts for Toyota will not get orders from Toyota that will get most of its parts from Japan leading to more layoffs of American employees.
Evidently, Toyota that led the development of new EPA regulated car with ultra law gasoline consumption and using electrical battery energy based on the global warming addicted liberal Democrat government new demands now pays big time for development of its Toyota Prius that was the leader of the Hybrid cars.
However, the liberal socialistic Obama regime hates the private successful corporations in America and seeks to send them away while investing the taxpayersÂ’ money in the GM and Chrysler to pay for the UAW union parasite workers.
liner

Bronx, NY

#14 Feb 16, 2010
TEA wrote:
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You claim "Nothing to do with retirement issues".
Of course it does, Toyota has stopped their U.S. employees from getting the time in to receive retirement by shipping the jobs back to Japan.
Toyota has been exposed as the corrupt company they are....
That may certainly be your opinion, but the facts that are currently known don't support that view. Actually, I don't think Toyota's been running any assembly plants long enough in this country to pay any retirement benefits, have they?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#15 Feb 16, 2010
American government wrote:
<quoted text>Toyota just closed its California assembly plant and fired 4,500 American workers. Production is moving back to Japan. You better believe that Toyota will never allow its workers to reach retirement age.
Ford and GM are recalling laid off workers in the US. Ford shut down one plant in Mexico.
I sure hope this is correct
TEA

Fenton, MO

#16 Feb 17, 2010
liner wrote:
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That may certainly be your opinion, but the facts that are currently known don't support that view. Actually, I don't think Toyota's been running any assembly plants long enough in this country to pay any retirement benefits, have they?
That is what I said. Toyota is closing a plant where they produced vehicles for 24 years leaving those employees short of time for their retirement.

Pretty slick, close the plant and ship production to Japan so they do not have to pay retirement.
liner

Bronx, NY

#17 Feb 17, 2010
TEA wrote:
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That is what I said. Toyota is closing a plant where they produced vehicles for 24 years leaving those employees short of time for their retirement.
Pretty slick, close the plant and ship production to Japan so they do not have to pay retirement.
The FACTS are they closed the plant due to GM cancelling their agreement with Toyota, thereby making it unprofitable to build only the Matrix. Your OPINION is that they closed it to get around paying the workers pensions. Big difference.
TEA

Fenton, MO

#18 Feb 17, 2010
liner wrote:
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The FACTS are they closed the plant due to GM cancelling their agreement with Toyota, thereby making it unprofitable to build only the Matrix. Your OPINION is that they closed it to get around paying the workers pensions. Big difference.
It all works out the same way in the end now dosen't it.

Yep, Toyota is stopping the U.S. employees from reaching their retirement.....
liner

Bronx, NY

#19 Feb 17, 2010
TEA wrote:
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It all works out the same way in the end now dosen't it.
Yep, Toyota is stopping the U.S. employees from reaching their retirement.....
I just think it's important to separate known facts from the wishful daydreams of biased opinionated agenda freaks. Don't you agree?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#20 Feb 17, 2010
I hate they pulling out...it wont help this country at all...it will hurt it. We need jobs and GM is sending all of theirs to MX. I am only 39 and I grew up with my dad telling me to buy American. Even if it costs more at least we are supporting our own country. If they pull their jobs from our country DON'T buy their junk! Matell closed their plant in my town, and I stopped buying their toys.
TEA

Fenton, MO

#21 Feb 17, 2010
liner wrote:
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I just think it's important to separate known facts from the wishful daydreams of biased opinionated agenda freaks. Don't you agree?
Tell that to the 4,500 people who are losing their jobs and hopes of retirement because Toyota is stopping the U.S. production and moving production to Japan. If you want to classify working somewhere 24 years and being 6 years short of retirement "wishful daydreaming" that is your opinion.

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