U.S. Sees a Change of Attitude at Toyota

Full story: The New York Times

Toyota faced "very, very serious credibility problems" in the wake of its safety crisis, but changed its attitude toward American regulators after its president, Akio Toyoda , visited the United States, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday.

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TEA

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Any American who buys a Toyota is a traitor to America, their fellow Americans and the Constitution.

Remember the Bataan Death March.....

Remember the Toyota coverup.....

Remember your purchases has a direct effect on your country....

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TEA wrote:
Any American who buys a Toyota is a traitor to America, their fellow Americans and the Constitution.
Remember the Bataan Death March.....
Remember the Toyota coverup.....
Remember your purchases has a direct effect on your country....
Are you aware of the number of Toyota vehicles produced and built here? Are you aware, that very few, if any "American cars, are produced solely in the United States anymore? Are you aware, that the unions, have effectively taken the U.S. auto manufacturing, and forced it into other countries, including, but not limited to, Canada, and Mexico? Are you aware, that as of a few years ago,....the ONLY 100%, U.S. built, and manufactured truck, sol in the U.S., was the Toyota Tundra?

Let me know how you like your Sony home entertainment system (Japan), your Toshiba TV (Japan), your Panasonic microwave (China), and for that matter, your Bounce dryer sheets (Canada).

Then, while you are at it, take a spin in your Mexico produced Ford, or GM car, to show your "loyalty", to the American manufacturing market, that has been going away and gone, for several years now.
TEA

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Are you aware of the number of Toyota vehicles produced and built here? Are you aware, that very few, if any "American cars, are produced solely in the United States anymore? Are you aware, that the unions, have effectively taken the U.S. auto manufacturing, and forced it into other countries, including, but not limited to, Canada, and Mexico? Are you aware, that as of a few years ago,....the ONLY 100%, U.S. built, and manufactured truck, sol in the U.S., was the Toyota Tundra?
Let me know how you like your Sony home entertainment system (Japan), your Toshiba TV (Japan), your Panasonic microwave (China), and for that matter, your Bounce dryer sheets (Canada).
Then, while you are at it, take a spin in your Mexico produced Ford, or GM car, to show your "loyalty", to the American manufacturing market, that has been going away and gone, for several years now.
The profits goes back to Japan, so people who buy Toyotas are supporting Japan not America.

The Toyota Tundra has been recalled EVERY year since it has been produced (2000)it is a real piece...

BTW- I have a proscan and I do buy American.....

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FYI

Car Manufacturers with the Most Recalls (all time)
FORD (5,227)
CHEVROLET (4,320)
GMC (2,819)
DODGE (2,578)
VOLVO (1,387)
BMW (1,182)
HONDA (1,071)
PONTIAC (969)
TOYOTA (831)
JEEP (773)
NISSAN (737)
PLYMOUTH (736)
VOLKSWAGEN (723)
MERCURY (698)
CHRYSLER (694)
BUICK (676)
MERCEDES BENZ (608)
OLDSMOBILE (590)
MITSUBISHI (489)
CADILLAC (414)
MAZDA (406)
AUDI (391)
HYUNDAI (315)
LINCOLN (305)
TRIUMPH (300)

Even with Toyota's recent issues and recalls, many of their vehicles, are still some of the highest rated for quality, and consistently, make the "best used cars" to buy list. You may not like who owns them, but, they are proven products. The model you are knocking, is the only 100% U.S. built truck! I wonder how many factory and other related jobs, Toyota creates here, versus, the Big three. Anymore, I'll bet that gap is narrowing. Do you have any Idea, how many Ford vehicles, have a Mazda drive train?

By the way, we sell our cars in foreign countries too!

Having both served this country, and worked with Toyota for many years, I would say Toyota does more for the U.S. economy, than you think. At least they are moving manufacturing here, instead of to other countries, like the big three have been doing for years.
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Toyota hid the defects for YEARS in order to avoid recalls even though they knew Americans were being killed by them. They did it to sell cars and make money...

ALL Toyota care about is money.....
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bobinutah wrote:
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Are you aware of the number of Toyota vehicles produced and built here? Are you aware, that very few, if any "American cars, are produced solely in the United States anymore? Are you aware, that the unions, have effectively taken the U.S. auto manufacturing, and forced it into other countries, including, but not limited to, Canada, and Mexico? Are you aware, that as of a few years ago,....the ONLY 100%, U.S. built, and manufactured truck, sol in the U.S., was the Toyota Tundra?
Let me know how you like your Sony home entertainment system (Japan), your Toshiba TV (Japan), your Panasonic microwave (China), and for that matter, your Bounce dryer sheets (Canada).
Then, while you are at it, take a spin in your Mexico produced Ford, or GM car, to show your "loyalty", to the American manufacturing market, that has been going away and gone, for several years now.
It was not the Unions but the greedy corperations.

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Toyota hid the defects for YEARS in order to avoid recalls even though they knew Americans were being killed by them. They did it to sell cars and make money...
ALL Toyota care about is money.....
You are taking recent events, and distorting them a bit. Recently, you are only partially right. There was information, that should have been shared by Toyota, with the American market. There are way too many details to go into, without being too long winded. The first of which, is the inability to duplicate the problem, in shop/lab conditions. Are you aware, that NASA, is involved with the un-intended acceleration issue? Are you aware that other manufacturer's, have had the same UNRESOLVED issues, recently, and in the past. NASA is investigating the possibility of cosmic rays, causing intermittent glitches in computers. We already know, this is an issue with aircraft, and spacecraft. So few get through, at ground level, they have never been an issue before. With the sophistication of cars and computers today, it may be an issue. NHTSA, are the folks that requested NASA's help. Scoff at Toyota if you want. I'll bet you think the Firestone debacle, with Ford Explorers a few years back, was all Firestone's fault too.

22 years in the service, and repair end of the car business, with a very good understanding of the technical side of cars, I can only say one thing to you.

You not, of what you speak. Just enough to misinform others, but, not enough to know what you are talking about.

Not trying to be mean, just informative.

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Pete wrote:
<quoted text>It was not the Unions but the greedy corperations.
Pete, I would have to say it was both. Unions are big businesses too, and were as big of a part of the greed, and shortsightedness, as MANY others, within the auto industry.

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this Toyota Company needs to back up and take their asian asses back to asia....Period

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Vance1 wrote:
this Toyota Company needs to back up and take their asian asses back to asia....Period
Nice! Did you type that on your American made computer?

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bobinutah wrote:
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Nice! Did you type that on your American made computer?
Yeah, I guess he thinks they should take all of the jobs they provide with them too Bob. Funny how blind some people are.

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Yeah, I guess he thinks they should take all of the jobs they provide with them too Bob. Funny how blind some people are.
Probably! Along with that, all of the American companies, that supply so many miscellaneous trim parts, can lose that business too. Even without the manufacturing plants, there are the dealerships, with salespeople, parts people, service people, technicians, etc. The owners of these dealerships, also, do a lot for their local communities.

I won't even touch on the money made through vehicle financing.

They don't spend too much money on advertising in this country either,.... do they????
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TEA wrote:
Toyota hid the defects for YEARS in order to avoid recalls even though they knew Americans were being killed by them. They did it to sell cars and make money...
ALL Toyota care about is money.....
Like Big Tobacco, all Toyota cares about is the bottem line. They both know another sucker will come along to replace the one they just killed.

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just candid wrote:
<quoted text> Like Big Tobacco, all Toyota cares about is the bottem line. They both know another sucker will come along to replace the one they just killed.
Having worked for several different manufacturers, I can, from experience tell you, that Toyota, is probably one of the best there is, as far as owning up to, and repairing deficiencies in their vehicles, at little or no expense to the owner. Out of warranty repairs, at Toyota expense, are far more likely, than with the big three. They step up, and take care of the customer.

The big three, cared about the bottom line! The bottom line of all the execs and other grossly overpaid people. Then when the auto owner needed help, they said they couldn't, and bankrupted themselves, anyway. Shall we talk about roll overs, in Ford Explorers, that Ford tried to pin on Firestone?

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