Massive Toyota Recall FIRE RISK

Oct 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: USA Today

Toyota just announced another huge recall over a problem that can cause fires. Quality problems seem to be common with Toyota.

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Root

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I hope they get this mess fixed soon.
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Poor Root is distorting the reality of this recall.
Not unusual for poor Root.
Yes, it's a big recall, but in reality a small problem, easily corrected.
Give some credit to Toyota for being up front and honest in this instance.
But Root has been very negative, and consistently dishonest all along, and obviously isn't going to change soon.
Lately, Root has also taken to posting rude insults too.
Poor Root seems to have a problem.
What has caused poor Root to be so antagonistic?
Surely Toyota can't be blamed for that!
Happy and Laughing

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So is the recall 7 million or 2 million?
Root

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Happy and Laughing wrote:
So is the recall 7 million or 2 million?
7 million worldwide with a bunch in China.
Donald King

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Toyota's latest recall is actuall less that the record set by Ford.
In 1996, Ford recalled over 8 million vehicles due to defective ignition switches which DID catch fire in many instances!
Toyota's recall is world wide.
Ford's 8 million recall was in the USA only.
Root

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Now they are saying Toyota new about this problem years before and didn't do anything about it.
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Root wrote:
Now they are saying Toyota new about this problem years before and didn't do anything about it.
Are you serious? They probaby were afraid of the bad publicity.
Root

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<quoted text>Are you serious? They probaby were afraid of the bad publicity.
Yes that's what I am hearing. The knew about it years before but supposedly "didn't know" what was causing it! Duh
Donald King

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Poor Root insists Toyota knew about the window switch problem "years before".
It's already been established poor Root hasn't got the best reputation for honesty, so I would strongly recommend caution before proceeding on that assumption.
After all, just about everything poor Root posts is well known as dishonest or a rude insult.(Or both!)
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Root wrote:
<quoted text>7 million worldwide with a bunch in China.
So now I wonder if the Chinese are worried about the Fire Toyota's?

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Donald King wrote:
Toyota's latest recall is actuall less that the record set by Ford.
In 1996, Ford recalled over 8 million vehicles due to defective ignition switches which DID catch fire in many instances!
Toyota's recall is world wide.
Ford's 8 million recall was in the USA only.
Toyota’s cars did catch fire and there were injuries.

“Documents filed with U.S. safety regulators showed customers reported 161 fires and nine injuries. Those fires and injuries were disclosed as part of NHTSA's investigation launched in February.”

Toyota initially failed to report that, because of an "honest error."

They should be fined.

BTW - Toyota’s igniting door panel switches have nothing to do with Ford.

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Donald King wrote:
Poor Root insists Toyota knew about the window switch problem "years before".
It's already been established poor Root hasn't got the best reputation for honesty, so I would strongly recommend caution before proceeding on that assumption.
After all, just about everything poor Root posts is well known as dishonest or a rude insult.(Or both!)
Toyota did know.

"According to Toyota documents filed this week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first field report indicating a problem was received by Toyota in September 2008. It cited an unusual smell coming from the power-window switch as well as heat damage."

Fine them again.
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Who's the new guy?
Seems like some people really have the knives out for Toyota.
Why--is Toyota any better or any worse than any other automaker?
Be that as it may, my point is I have no faith in anything poor Root says in these forums.
Poor Root is dishonest, and he rudely insults other people.
He should be fined!
Donald King

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When people quote an article they really should quote all of it----Not just the part which they choose to incriminate.

"According to Toyota documents filed this week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first field report indicating a problem was received by Toyota in September 2008. It cited an unusual smell coming from the power-window switch as well as heat damage.

The part was returned to the supplier for examination, but no root cause could be determined, Toyota said in an Oct. 10 filing with NHTSA."

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You know exactly who I am Mr. Unbiased Observer. Don’t play that card. I might not post here often however, I do monitor.

Do you want the whole article quoted? I didn’t see a need for that.

It also goes on to say

“The problem was sticky driver's-side switches made by Japan's Tokai Rika Co. and its U.S. subsidiary, Tram Inc. of Plymouth, Mich., Toyota disclosed in the NHTSA filing.”

Fine them and fine them again. They knew about it and did not inform NTSB, just like the SUA debacle.
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JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Toyota’s cars did catch fire and there were injuries.
“Documents filed with U.S. safety regulators showed customers reported 161 fires and nine injuries. Those fires and injuries were disclosed as part of NHTSA's investigation launched in February.”
Toyota initially failed to report that, because of an "honest error."
They should be fined.
BTW - Toyota’s igniting door panel switches have nothing to do with Ford.
This thread talks about recalls.
Toyota isn't the only automaker to experience recalls.
To date, Ford holds the record for the highest number of recalled vehicles.
Adding to that, Ford's igniting ignition switch recall was a far more serious issue.
Ford's igniting ignition switches actually killed people.
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Who is this new guy with attitude acting like a self appointed censor?
Sound like poor Root has a relative.

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This thread deals with one automaker and one current recall. If you really wish to discuss a Ford CC recall knock yourself out. It would be appropriate to start a thread about Ford’s CC recall if that’s what your intention is. I really don’t believe that is your intention.
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Please save your advice about "what" should be posted "where" for posters like poor Root, Happy and Laughing,or some of the other anonymous doeheads who lie, post rude insults, off topic slurs, etc., whenever and wherever they wish.
It doesn't seem to matter much to them about what the topic's subject is.
Why single me out for what other posters do routinely?
For whatever it is worth to you, I came here trying to report news, not to take sides about one automaker or another or to snipe at and insult other posters because of their gender, nationality, culture, automotive preference, etc.
It seems like this sort of conduct is the rule rather than the exception.
So I'll post what I feel like wherever I feel like doing so.
Thanks.
Donald King

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JJFADS wrote:
You know exactly who I am Mr. Unbiased Observer. Don’t play that card. I might not post here often however, I do monitor.
Do you want the whole article quoted? I didn’t see a need for that.
It also goes on to say
“The problem was sticky driver's-side switches made by Japan's Tokai Rika Co. and its U.S. subsidiary, Tram Inc. of Plymouth, Mich., Toyota disclosed in the NHTSA filing.”
Fine them and fine them again. They knew about it and did not inform NTSB, just like the SUA debacle.
You aren't the first to accuse me of being someone else.
Well you're wrong too.

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