Toyota's woes mount: Now it's the Cor...

Toyota's woes mount: Now it's the Corolla's steering

There are 17 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Toyota's woes mount: Now it's the Corolla's steering. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems - another blow to the world's largest automaker already reeling from a string of recalls for safety troubles.

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Jay

San Fernando, CA

#1 Feb 18, 2010
Why did Toyota executives kept hush-hush about this impending safety troubles for a long long time??? Is this the trait the Japanese have???
Croak

Frisco, TX

#2 Feb 18, 2010
I'm guessing a minuscule number of Toyotas actually manifest these problems. Look around and you will see many, many Toyotas that are 20 and 25 years old chugging away. The cars run forever with minimal maintenance and upkeep.

The current bad news stories are evidence of a public relations management problem more than a design or engineering deficit.
Croak

Dallas, TX

#3 Feb 18, 2010
Jay wrote:
Why did Toyota executives kept hush-hush about this impending safety troubles for a long long time??? Is this the trait the Japanese have???
Yes. It is a consensus society where leaders' decisions are rarely questioned or challenged. Unfortunately for Toyota's Japanese nanagement, they ran into the buzzsaw of America's litigious way of life.

See the news stories about attorney Demetrious Biller, formerly one of Toyota's top U.S. legal managers. He flipped out when he learned about the company's longstanding practice of hiding relevant engineering evidence in products liability lawsuits. He quit and negotiated millions of dollars in severance pay, but then turned around and blew the whistle by revealing Toyota's tactics to the plaintiffs' lawyers.
California Beaches

Long Beach, CA

#4 Feb 18, 2010
It's looking like a conspiracy to get toyota out of the US, why there is not an investigations on all auto makers?
bjh

Alton, IL

#6 Feb 18, 2010
California Beaches wrote:
It's looking like a conspiracy to get toyota out of the US, why there is not an investigations on all auto makers?
I agree. The auto makers are jumping on this situation to rid themselves of the top
competition. Toyota is the most reliable car in its price class and always has been.
All auto makers hide defects as much as possible so they cant single out Toyoda for that. I think they are doing business with bad suppliers right now and that will end.
Look at what happened in Canada when they went with the cheap ice surfacer. They had to call in the top of the line Zamboni to clean up the mess. Toyota will do fine when they contract out to better suppliers.
josh

Hobart, IN

#7 Feb 19, 2010
I have a 2010 corolla and from the second day i owned the car i have been complaining about the steering.the hardest car i have ever driven at about 60 mph,it's all over the road.
wow

United States

#8 Feb 19, 2010
California Beaches wrote:
It's looking like a conspiracy to get toyota out of the US, why there is not an investigations on all auto makers?
Did you just wake up yesterday,the media has been dragging ford and gm through the mud with there stories for years and costing US companies sales for years..Foreign car companies for years were left alone by the media .At one point people were even questioning if the media was trying to see if they could put the big 3 out.Toyotas big problem is it was all caught on a 911 call and that got everybody talking,and it seems there are more complaints and there not stopping.34 dead and counting.
Beachlover

Corpus Christi, TX

#10 Feb 20, 2010
Hey Folks,(Josh)

Please make sure your let http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/ know about your steering on your Corolla's.

What was told to me by Toyota Corp, "I was overly sensitive to the steering system and would get use to it". This was 12 months ago.
john

Geelong West, Australia

#11 Feb 22, 2010
another cover up! OY YOTA! Oiu oiu oiu! oy yota oiu oiu oiu, Aussies fought the japs for nothing. Should have just let them in. Oy YOTA
john

Geelong West, Australia

#12 Feb 22, 2010
Patriotism is bullshit! Buy American or Australian Made! What gives me the creeps is seeing a toyota with an Australian flag on it on Australia Day. Bloody Ridiculous hypocrites. Aussie traitors desecrating the Aussie diggers who fought and gave their lives in vain. At least Ford or Holden are Australian cars built by Australians and then rubbished by traitor dogs driving OY YOTA calling themselves Australian.
Bas

Vancouver, Canada

#13 Mar 13, 2011
josh wrote:
I have a 2010 corolla and from the second day i owned the car i have been complaining about the steering.the hardest car i have ever driven at about 60 mph,it's all over the road.
Hi Josh,

please go to a dealer and insist on the TSB that is out on the power steering. It is TSB number 3406.
The steering ECU is replaced under warranty and for the first time since May 2010, I can go fast and the roadholding is fantastic.
This is a NO CHARGE repair, I work in the automotive field.
I also replaced my Tires, here in Canada they come with Firestones.
My car is a Brand new 2010 Corolla CE, Canadian build everything else is great.
Hope this helps you and many other people. It is a good car.
Good luck everybody

Since: May 09

Belvidere, IL

#14 Mar 15, 2011
Could there be another RECALL OUT THRER???
deadeagle

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#15 Mar 16, 2011
what actually happened to Toyota now?? so many recall?? Dont blame the consumers if they lost confidence in Toyota totally!!
with this Toyota, Honda, recalls etc and the failure of Fukushima nuclear plant, who can still say, made in japan means quality??
TDi

Thessaloníki, Greece

#16 Mar 16, 2011
deadeagle true. Compared to the other cars japanese were always the worst. They just hiding the truth for more than half a century. Nowadays internet makes very easy to realize the scam. The last incident just proves that. Totally we are laughing all the way in our blog.:) They got destroyed from a small earthquake and a tiny tsunami that even the last country in the world could handle better. Fuck em!

TDi power
liner

Bronx, NY

#17 Mar 16, 2011
TDi wrote:
deadeagle true. Compared to the other cars japanese were always the worst. They just hiding the truth for more than half a century. Nowadays internet makes very easy to realize the scam. The last incident just proves that. Totally we are laughing all the way in our blog.:) They got destroyed from a small earthquake and a tiny tsunami that even the last country in the world could handle better. Fuck em!
TDi power
LOL! You gonna be here all week?
Common Sense

Miamisburg, OH

#18 Mar 16, 2011
TDi wrote:
deadeagle true. Compared to the other cars japanese were always the worst. They just hiding the truth for more than half a century. Nowadays internet makes very easy to realize the scam. The last incident just proves that. Totally we are laughing all the way in our blog.:) They got destroyed from a small earthquake and a tiny tsunami that even the last country in the world could handle better. Fuck em!
TDi power
Small earthquake? This was only one of the biggest in modern times. I wonder how our West Coast would handle the tidal waves that hit Northern Japan. And we have a number of nuclear power plants structurally very similar to those in Japan.
I dont want to find out how we would fare in a major disaster.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#19 Mar 19, 2011
beerhunter wrote:
Could there be another RECALL OUT THRER???
Yes, there are many.

I am waiting for the Corollas stalling recall. It is going to be a beaut.

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