It has struck me recently as I have scanned the television at the exhausting amount of defect and recall coverage that Toyota has received over the
past few months by MSM. The only conclusion I can come to as I research this more and more is that the MSM, GM and the Government must all be in bed
together on a Toyota a bashing campaign. According to the statistics from 2000-2009 only 34 alleged deaths were caused by sticky gas pedals in Toyota
cars. Although unfortunate not really that high of a number to cause such a stir and public witch hunt of one the safest and reliable automobile
manufacture on the planet. One can’t sit here and think that this is all a coincidence. General Motors has seen a 54% increase in sales in March
2010 alone. www.gm.com...
Not bad for a Company that Consumer Reports lists as one the most unreliable in the industry.
“For the last 40 years, General Motors has known that using unsupported, tempered glass in the side and rear windows have contributed to serious
occupant ejection problems in side-impact and rollover car accidents.” GM also received result of subsequent NHTSA studies in 1996, which showed
that the improved design would reduce driver death in rollover accidents by 86 percent and passenger deaths by 90 percent!”
“However, GM did nothing to make these improvements that would have saved thousands of lives at very little cost.”
“A wrongful death suit has been filed against General Motors by a local woman who alleges her daughter's death was caused by GM's defective seat
"We allege that not only did GMC refuse to make design modifications to its Envoy due to financial interests, it acted in further reckless and
callous disregard by misrepresenting test results and adverse crash test data to prove its vehicles were safe when in fact, its vehicles were not
"Public Safety at Risk: Bankruptcies Leave Legacy of Defects, Injuries and Deaths" paints a gloomy picture. Between the third quarter of 2003 and
the fourth quarter of 2008, Chrysler fielded 3,497 death and injury claims. Over at GM, that figure was 15,284. Averaged out on an annual basis, the
figure is 636 and 2,779 individual deaths and injuries respectively, accounting for 47 percent of all claims filed against manufacturers during that
period, the report says. During that time, GM and Chrysler represented 38 percent of the market share.”
According to the Transportation Business Journal a provision in the bankruptcy agreements would allow the two automakers to escape auto defect
liability for vehicles built pre-bankruptcy. Recalls of the defective automobile would still be required to repair defects. However under the
agreement, GM and Chrysler would no longer be responsible for injuries or deaths caused by auto defect.