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Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars for SUA Today

There are 39 comments on the www.latimes.com story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars for SUA Today. In it, www.latimes.com reports that:

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.17 million vehicles in the U.S. to address problems that can cause sudden acceleration, the automaker said Thursday.

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“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#1 Feb 24, 2011
The saga continues.
Fail

United States

#2 Feb 24, 2011
HAHAHA

Wait wait, this can't be! Everyone knows its just the big bad America screwin over Toyota again

Funny how those import nutswingers think we owe this garbage an apology.

Largeballs

“Gettin Guts”

Since: Feb 09

Cadillac Michigan

#3 Feb 24, 2011
Another year, another multi-million car Toyota recall!

And what's this? It's for the same thing as before, different models? <sarcasm>

It only took them a year to figure out that most of the rest of their models have the same problem as the rest! They might as well recall every car made in the last decade and just get it over with!

Fantastic
4N beat Dohmestx

United States

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Ok guys you win. I stuck my foot in my mouth. I am stupid and I am busted. Toyota recalled more cars for sudden unintended acceleration today.
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 Feb 24, 2011
Flowers and beads are one thing, but deja vu once more with these recalls. Unbelieveable!!

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#6 Feb 24, 2011
Toyota Motor Corp needs to Load up and pack their shyt back to Japan...Period
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#7 Feb 24, 2011
Vance1 wrote:
Toyota Motor Corp needs to Load up and pack their shyt back to Japan...Period
Maybe so.

Maybe all those laid off workers could find work on that proposed oil pipeline from Canada to Texas?

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#8 Feb 24, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe so.
Maybe all those laid off workers could find work on that proposed oil pipeline from Canada to Texas?
You never know

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#9 Feb 24, 2011
How many times has somebody declared this all a sinister plot on behalf of "guvernment motors"?

To beat a dead horse, if it would have ended a couple weeks ago with the rocket scientist report, that conspiracy theory might have gotten traction with those inclined to believe that sort of nonsense.

Toyota is it's own victim. There is no way they didn't know this recall wasn't coming two weeks ago. Whatever good graces they got from NHTSA, they have burned into the ground today.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#10 Feb 24, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
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Maybe so.
Maybe all those laid off workers could find work on that proposed oil pipeline from Canada to Texas?
No, wrong take.

These are the same people that wonder where the jobs went. They need look no further than the Toyota in their driveway. They turned their back on American manufacturing and ended up with an econobox, high unemployment, and a president that fights for everybody but them. Textiles, steel,....blah on and on and on, all the same.
See wal-mart?
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#11 Feb 25, 2011
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>No, wrong take.
These are the same people that wonder where the jobs went. They need look no further than the Toyota in their driveway. They turned their back on American manufacturing and ended up with an econobox, high unemployment, and a president that fights for everybody but them. Textiles, steel,....blah on and on and on, all the same.
See wal-mart?
I'm not disagreeing that Toyota sure ruined it's name the last few years.

I also agree international trade deals suck....Hyundai sold approx. 1 million vehicles in North America last year....the Big 3 combined sold 10,000 cars in Korea....they can manufacture and dump on us here, but we cannot over there.

I'm also not a fan of Obama, he's the American president whom Americans will be angry at. But America is not the only ones with sh*tty international trade deals...other western nations also have deals and plenty of companies setting up shop in places like Mexico and China with laid off workers back home.

Maybe laid off Toyota USA workers can come up here and become forestry/lumber workers(joking)....we are now selling more lumber to China than the USA. USA used to be the big market for Canada, now it's all changing. Business is business, but I hope it doesn't spread to other products/industries.....the $1billion+ a day trade that exists between the USA and Canada was always a good thing for both countries...Chian has way too much influence and it continus to get more.
Thought For The Day

Mexico

#12 Feb 25, 2011
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>No, wrong take.
These are the same people that wonder where the jobs went. They need look no further than the Toyota in their driveway. They turned their back on American manufacturing and ended up with an econobox, high unemployment, and a president that fights for everybody but them. Textiles, steel,....blah on and on and on, all the same.
See wal-mart?
Not sure what you meant by "US turning its back on US manufacturing", but it seems to me there was more than that involved.
A significant element has been a situation where consumers have been wooed by low prices for offshore goods and services, coupled with an incessant desire for "more"---ie, higher wages, less work, and in general---"excess".
These are compelling factors which have in many ways led to the US's current economic troubles--and which aren't going to be easy to deal with, I'm afraid.
Blaming Obama isn't the answer--the problem has been around a lot longer than he has.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#13 Feb 25, 2011
Toy - O - duh! has nothing, absolutely nothing going for it at this point. Agreed.

Your figures about Korea are not accurate. GM sold over 10,000 cars in Korea last month alone. GM Daewoo is a major presence there. "GM Daewoo Auto & Technology boosted volume ...Domestic sales rose 10.4% from the same period last year to 10,006 units with exports jumping 23.6% year on year to 58,350, up 2.7% from the previous month." http://www.just-auto.com/news/exports-drive-a...
Sentinel wrote:
<quoted text>

I also agree international trade deals suck....Hyundai sold approx. 1 million vehicles in North America last year....the Big 3 combined sold 10,000 cars in Korea....they can manufacture and dump on us here, but we cannot over there.
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#14 Feb 25, 2011
I had a 1988 Olds Cutlass that had a sudden unexpected acceleration problem. I was stopped at a red light, the next thing I know I am in the middle of the intersection. I didn't hit anyone but I did get a ticket as the Police didn't belive me. Olds never issued a recall, they would not fix my car(even tho they knew about it). I traded off this dangerous car and have never owned a GM since.
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#15 Feb 25, 2011
Kilgore Trout wrote:
Toy - O - duh! has nothing, absolutely nothing going for it at this point. Agreed.
Your figures about Korea are not accurate. GM sold over 10,000 cars in Korea last month alone. GM Daewoo is a major presence there. "GM Daewoo Auto & Technology boosted volume ...Domestic sales rose 10.4% from the same period last year to 10,006 units with exports jumping 23.6% year on year to 58,350, up 2.7% from the previous month." http://www.just-auto.com/news/exports-drive-a...
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Domestic sales in the article refered to sales within Korea.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#16 Feb 25, 2011
mckeestown wrote:
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Domestic sales in the article refered to sales within Korea.
Exactly, the previous writer was complaining that the big 3 weren't selling many cars in Korea - they are. If you're talking about imports of big fat US barges into Korea - who GAF? Both Ford and GM have Korean local production, the Big 3 make plenty of money in Korea. The point is moot.
JOHN

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Feb 25, 2011
All these Toyota bashing by MSM is to get us to buy American? no?
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#18 Feb 25, 2011
Kilgore Trout wrote:
Toy - O - duh! has nothing, absolutely nothing going for it at this point. Agreed.
Your figures about Korea are not accurate. GM sold over 10,000 cars in Korea last month alone. GM Daewoo is a major presence there. "GM Daewoo Auto & Technology boosted volume ...Domestic sales rose 10.4% from the same period last year to 10,006 units with exports jumping 23.6% year on year to 58,350, up 2.7% from the previous month." http://www.just-auto.com/news/exports-drive-a...
<quoted text>
Neither are yours.

"The Canadian government's coming trade talks with South Korea are reason for concern, Ford Canada CEO David Mondragon told reporters after he and other senior executives held a closed-door meeting with Clement.

"A year ago, the Big Three (U.S. automakers) sold less than 10,000 units combined in Korea. The Koreans sold nearly a million units in North America last year, so there's a huge imbalance," Mondragon said"

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headl...

Your figures include Daewoo, a 'division' of GM.

Ford Canada pres David Mondragon is talking about exact direct products from the Big 3......( a Chevy Malibu, not a Daewoo Lanos or whatever)

South Korean Auto Market Not Open Enough to US Imports...Jan 2010

"South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon told the Chinese news agency that despite objections from U.S. lawmakers, his country had absolutely no intention of renegotiating the deal that was struck under the previous administration"

http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/south-...
Thought For The Day

Mexico

#19 Feb 25, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
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Neither are yours.
"The Canadian government's coming trade talks with South Korea are reason for concern, Ford Canada CEO David Mondragon told reporters after he and other senior executives held a closed-door meeting with Clement.
"A year ago, the Big Three (U.S. automakers) sold less than 10,000 units combined in Korea. The Koreans sold nearly a million units in North America last year, so there's a huge imbalance," Mondragon said"
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headl...
Your figures include Daewoo, a 'division' of GM.
Ford Canada pres David Mondragon is talking about exact direct products from the Big 3......( a Chevy Malibu, not a Daewoo Lanos or whatever)
South Korean Auto Market Not Open Enough to US Imports...Jan 2010
"South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon told the Chinese news agency that despite objections from U.S. lawmakers, his country had absolutely no intention of renegotiating the deal that was struck under the previous administration"
http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/south-...
I don't doubt your sources of statistics---there's no question we sell very little manufactured goods in those countries---far less than they sell to us.
That said, the main reason for the imbalance is simply because we can't compete--our goods are too expensive.
We have priced ourselves out of the market.
The only items we have that they want are commodities--raw materials.
Until such time as our two nations (Canada and the US)can become more competitive in the world market place, we will not be able to do business on an equal basis.
The playing field isn't level--but it's our own fault---we can't compete.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#20 Feb 25, 2011
The manufacturers can cry "foul" all they want - what demand is there for these cars? How many cars does GM or Ford export to Australia? To Germany? This is simply a red herring, not a critical issue for these companies.

GM and Ford have found ways to sell cars in China, another highly restrictive market. The assemble them THERE, with LOCAL partners.

If Koreans were rioting the the streets for the highly coveted Malibu or a Buick Lucerne, I'm sure GM could get GM Daewoo to deliver those models.

To me, this is like trying to sell sand to the Arabs.
Sentinel wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither are yours.
"The Canadian government's coming trade talks with South Korea are reason for concern, Ford Canada CEO David Mondragon told reporters after he and other senior executives held a closed-door meeting with Clement.
"A year ago, the Big Three (U.S. automakers) sold less than 10,000 units combined in Korea. The Koreans sold nearly a million units in North America last year, so there's a huge imbalance," Mondragon said"
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headl...
Your figures include Daewoo, a 'division' of GM.
Ford Canada pres David Mondragon is talking about exact direct products from the Big 3......( a Chevy Malibu, not a Daewoo Lanos or whatever)
South Korean Auto Market Not Open Enough to US Imports...Jan 2010
"South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon told the Chinese news agency that despite objections from U.S. lawmakers, his country had absolutely no intention of renegotiating the deal that was struck under the previous administration"
http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/south-...

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