Feds fine Toyota $16M

Feds fine Toyota $16M

There are 62 comments on the CNN story from Apr 5, 2010, titled Feds fine Toyota $16M. In it, CNN reports that:

"We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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Slambo

Cotopaxi, CO

#1 Apr 5, 2010
This is a total sham. Why, then, have no U.S. automakers been singled out like this for their products that have had the same defects with accelerators sticking or advancing and killing/maiming people?

I am ashamed to of my federal government for this blatant act of protectionism.

“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#2 Apr 5, 2010
Because of unions????

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#5 Apr 6, 2010
Slambo wrote:
This is a total sham. Why, then, have no U.S. automakers been singled out like this for their products that have had the same defects with accelerators sticking or advancing and killing/maiming people?
I am ashamed to of my federal government for this blatant act of protectionism.
Itís really quite simple. Toyota ducked and covered, tried to hide the problems and lied to the feds, hence the fine. What are you some kind of ignoramus?
just candid

AOL

#6 Apr 6, 2010
Sixteen million is just chump change to a Co like Toyota..
If people covered up, lied and caused deaths, they should be charged with murder.
After the trial they should spend YEARS in prison.

Since: Aug 09

United States

#7 Apr 6, 2010
just candid wrote:
Sixteen million is just chump change to a Co like Toyota..
If people covered up, lied and caused deaths, they should be charged with murder.
After the trial they should spend YEARS in prison.
I agree.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#8 Apr 6, 2010
Slambo wrote:
This is a total sham. Why, then, have no U.S. automakers been singled out like this for their products that have had the same defects with accelerators sticking or advancing and killing/maiming people?
I am ashamed to of my federal government for this blatant act of protectionism.
funny I bet you drive a toyota and Japan is the leader in Protectionism!!!!!!!
it cost 14K if I wanna take my Ford to Japan...U B A Dumb Shyt
wow

United States

#9 Apr 7, 2010
Slambo wrote:
This is a total sham. Why, then, have no U.S. automakers been singled out like this for their products that have had the same defects with accelerators sticking or advancing and killing/maiming people?
I am ashamed to of my federal government for this blatant act of protectionism.
I guess you never watch the news,at one point the media and government was so harsh that the big 3 were feeling either the government or the media was trying to see if they could them under.Funny thing is that most people I know that own toyota's or honda's have never owned American cars but will tell you they are no good.These same people have had transmission problems,head gasket problems,brakes,timing belts gone,engines replaced and they think that's just normal and will still tell you US cars are NG.Toyota has a problem and needs to pay up.People are dead and it has nothing to do with protectionism.If your that ashamed of our system go move to japland and just get the fu*k out of the US.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#10 Apr 8, 2010
Great post-

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#11 Apr 8, 2010
I wonder why they can't look into Lexus too. Those cars, built on Camry chassis, should not be off the list of the recalls. Or the problems.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#12 Apr 9, 2010
Lexsux was recalled. It's nothing more than a Camry pig with lipstick.
TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Apr 9, 2010
Toyota didn't care about people at all, it was all about money for them.

Americans died and Toyota knew they had major defects but they kept hiding it to continue to sell their death traps.

Toyota should be forced off of American soil.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#14 Apr 9, 2010
BOYCOTT!

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#15 Apr 10, 2010
Toyota Bankrupt in a year...for sure now
Cant wait!!!!
Gustavo Meehavo

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Apr 10, 2010
TEA wrote:
Toyota didn't care about people at all, it was all about money for them.
Americans died and Toyota knew they had major defects but they kept hiding it to continue to sell their death traps.
Toyota should be forced off of American soil.
Let's wait for Chrysler to liquidate, then we can worry about Toyota.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#17 Apr 10, 2010
You sound mighty concerned with Chrysler these days. If they built vehicles that were best in every class, I bet you would STILL wish them harm.
get real

Riceville, TN

#18 Apr 10, 2010
Now we know how much a pay off run's now day's...

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#19 Apr 10, 2010
Freaking cheap too! Thatís about two buck per car. What a joke.
Stop It

Canada

#20 Apr 11, 2010
It'll be quashed on appeal!
Not to worry JJ.
Stop It

Canada

#21 Apr 11, 2010
Besides---the "fine" hasn't even been levied yet, so why not hold the gloating until it happens (if it ever does!)?
According to the article, Toyo has a pretty solid case for defence--if Lahood ever decides to go forward with the charge.
I personally think Lahood is just covering his butt after several premature gaffes over this issue.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#22 Apr 11, 2010
I have owned GM trucks for years, the last a 2006 silverado. This vehicle had a problem with the steering shaft which GM knew about but failed to tell people. Also two serpentine belts replaced, front and rear seals in the transmition, barametric pressure sensor, blower motor resistor, two front end alignments, which wore out all four tires because the GM garage that serviced it could'nt figure out the problem.The last straw was tha antilock brakes, they were engaging without even hitting the brake peddle.All this happened on a vehicle with less than 30000 miles on it, and problems started with aprox. 11000 miles. I will never own another GM product again. I recently traded the silverdildo in for a Toyota FJ Cruiser and i love it,it is the first foreign vehicle and hopefully the last vehicle I'll have to buy. I beleive the Toyotas that are recalled where produced in the good old USA. I have been told if you choose to buy a Toyota look for the letter J at the beginning of the VIN number. This means the vehicle was produced in Japan.It's to bad that corperate greed has to be the culprit in dragging down the quality of most every product on the markets today. The bottom line is to do your home work before you make any major purchase, if you don't it may cost you.

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