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[T]he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration agency is investigating more than two dozen complaints from drivers alleging their cars stalled while underway, including while on a highway or at an intersection.
[N]early 400,000 Corolla and Matrix vehicles from model year 2006. In late November, Toyota announced a recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles....
ABC News...found that safety analysts had identified 2,000 cases of sudden acceleration involving 16 deaths and 243 injuries.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
On another note today is PEARL HARBOR DAY and I say never buy from those sneaky no good rotten Japs!
Auto industry experts, while crediting Toyota for initiating the recall, questioned why the automaker had taken so long to act.
A review of consumer complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows at least 1,000 incidents of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles in the last eight years, along with scores of accidents and injuries as well as untold property damage.
"They knew something was wrong way before that San Diego accident happened," said Rebecca Lindland, an auto industry analyst for consulting firm IHS Global Insight. "That was just the catalyst to get them to finally do something."
"I suspect the real problem is that there is something wrong with the electronics in the engine," said Joan Claybrook, a former NHTSA chief and a consumer activist.
Originally posted by chise61
reply to post by GradyPhilpott
It doesn't look good when a company's products only seem to be defective in countries other than their own, people may start to think that it's being done intentionally.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
The car sold in the US that has the highest component level of US parts and labor is the Toyota Camry. I would be very interested in learning where not only these cars were built, where all of the failing parts where designed and manufactured.
One improve the market share of US cars is to have quality issues in Japanese cars.