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Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles for various defects that may cause fuel leakage - the latest in quality control woes for the world's No. Full Story
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Cartman

Marysville, OH

#1 Jan 26, 2011
Thank goodness Ford taught us how great unregulated business was with their exploding Pintos they tried to hide for years, but let us not forget GMs Corvair with the engine that tended to fall out on the ground. Oh for the good old days of unregulated business and how great it was. I almost forgot- we are going back to the future here in Ohio.
greg

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 26, 2011
Oh my, Toyota is being honest about a problem this time ??

This is a whole lot better than with the problem of a year ago, when Toyota went to the National Transportation Safety Board and begged the NTSB not to require a recall.
Lauri

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 26, 2011
I have worked for Toyota and driven their vehicles for thirty years. I still think they make a great vehicle and I am sorry to see the rush to compete undermine their once stellar quality control. But they know what it means to make a great line of automobiles and trucks and I have no doubt when they straighten out some of the American management, they will be back on top. By the way, that so called delay in reacting to the accusations on the accelerator has a lot to do with culture. Something we need to understand at a deeper level since we are living in a world economy.
Lauri

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 26, 2011
greg wrote:
Oh my, Toyota is being honest about a problem this time ??
This is a whole lot better than with the problem of a year ago, when Toyota went to the National Transportation Safety Board and begged the NTSB not to require a recall.
No they didn't. Where did you get that information? In addition, the large percentage of the so called accidents cause by manufacturing defect were not caused by that manufacturing defect
Grog

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 26, 2011
Wow. Toyota keeps getting these bad recalls. First they cant stop, then they can't steer, now they might catch fire.

My last recall from GM was for an electric window connector.

Another reason Toyota makes headlines is because they use the same parts in millions of cars. So, when a recall hits, it makes headlines. American companies are always changing parts every year so they usually have recalls of like 70,000 instead of 1.7 million. Having 10 70,000 car recalls is less likely to make headlines than one 1.7 million recall.
Mark

Dublin, OH

#6 Jan 26, 2011
Toyota still a better car than anything GM makes, ford is catching up but still has issues.
Filch

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 26, 2011
Mark wrote:
Toyota still a better car than anything GM makes, ford is catching up but still has issues.
That's not entirely true. The 2009 J.D. powers Vehicle dependability study ranking actually showed that Buick beat Toyota in several categories with several models in 2009. Although Toyota still had more total models in the top tier than GM.
American Idiot

Erie, PA

#8 Jan 26, 2011
Lauri wrote:
I have worked for Toyota and driven their vehicles for thirty years. I still think they make a great vehicle and I am sorry to see the rush to compete undermine their once stellar quality control. But they know what it means to make a great line of automobiles and trucks and I have no doubt when they straighten out some of the American management, they will be back on top. By the way, that so called delay in reacting to the accusations on the accelerator has a lot to do with culture. Something we need to understand at a deeper level since we are living in a world economy.
This recall is effecting mostly cars built in Japan and Europe. Not sure what American management has to do with this 1.7 million recalls.
American Idiot

Erie, PA

#9 Jan 26, 2011
Mark wrote:
Toyota still a better car than anything GM makes, ford is catching up but still has issues.
Your clueless. Toyota could build a car made out of a carboard box and clueless non-driving enthusists like yourself would buy it.
American Idiot

Erie, PA

#10 Jan 26, 2011
Lauri wrote:
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No they didn't. Where did you get that information? In addition, the large percentage of the so called accidents cause by manufacturing defect were not caused by that manufacturing defect
You work for Toyota, your biased opnion does not count.
Bubba

Chillicothe, OH

#11 Jan 26, 2011
Got to be cold and lonely to be a Germain Lexus salesperson with the golden image gone. Now they are just another car. Think we''ll look at a Ford .....
American Idiot

Erie, PA

#12 Jan 26, 2011
Bubba wrote:
Got to be cold and lonely to be a Germain Lexus salesperson with the golden image gone. Now they are just another car. Think we''ll look at a Ford .....
It's always been just another car. The originals were exact copies of German luxury cars and continue to be rebadged cars sold as Toyota's in it's home market.
Ford is building fine products.
Filch

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 26, 2011
Bubba wrote:
Got to be cold and lonely to be a Germain Lexus salesperson with the golden image gone. Now they are just another car. Think we''ll look at a Ford .....
You'll find that the Buick will beat both Lexus and Ford in the luxury category for both initial quality and durability according to JD Powers. The Buick Enclave beats Toyota in the luxury crossover category. If you don't believe me, Google it.

(Can you tell I've been shopping for cars?)
Filch

Columbus, OH

#14 Jan 26, 2011
Oops! Sorry, the Enclave was for affordable midsize SUV. Ford was #1, and Buick was #2 in that category, but Buick Beat Toyota by quite a bit.

My apologies to Ford for mixing my models up.
Some Peoples Children

Dayton, OH

#15 Jan 26, 2011
Smartest move I've made in a while was trading my 2009 Toyota Matrix for a 2011 Honda CRV-XL and removing myself from the Toyota family. Whalla.....no more problems.

It's not like Toyota was fixing the ones that I pointed out to them. I'll never buy another Toyota.

I had never noticed the CRV until a friend told me about them. Now, I recommend checking them out.
Will Burns

Kalamazoo, MI

#16 Jan 26, 2011
I have many toyota vehicals, and some industrial equipment. I have a 1984 toyota truck with now over 1,378,378 miles. Sure it has some patches to the frame due to rust issue with a boxed frame but it starts everyday and make the rounds checking wells and measuring tanks. The engine has never been rebuilt. Used Amzoil 15-40 marine diesle oil with a bypass filtering system.

I will take a toyota product with a fuel leak , sticking pedel, and a falling spare tire over any Osama buggy any day.
Mikifin

Delaware, OH

#17 Jan 26, 2011
I find it sort of funny that somebody would bring up the Ford Pinto! There were 27 deaths reported in the Pinto because of the gas tank. Over 300 deaths in GM P/U's because the gas tank was on the outside of the frame instead of inside. I wonder why GM never recalled them.
Toyota and Lexus is sure making it a lot easier to sell Honda's and Acura's Thank you!!!
Element

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 26, 2011
Some Peoples Children wrote:
Smartest move I've made in a while was trading my 2009 Toyota Matrix for a 2011 Honda CRV-XL and removing myself from the Toyota family. Whalla.....no more problems.
It's not like Toyota was fixing the ones that I pointed out to them. I'll never buy another Toyota.
I had never noticed the CRV until a friend told me about them. Now, I recommend checking them out.
The most reliable vehicle on the market last year was the Honda Element. Since it's release they've not messed with it very much. There's been no major model change and they've fixed virtually every known problem with it since it was released. This is the last year to get one, too. It goes out of production at the end of this year.
Some Peoples Children

Dayton, OH

#19 Jan 26, 2011
Element wrote:
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The most reliable vehicle on the market last year was the Honda Element. Since it's release they've not messed with it very much. There's been no major model change and they've fixed virtually every known problem with it since it was released. This is the last year to get one, too. It goes out of production at the end of this year.
I've heard the Element is very good. I don't know what took me so long to jump on the Honda bandwagon but I'm glad I did.
Mark

Dublin, OH

#20 Jan 26, 2011
LOL
your 15 so you don't drive do you?
American Idiot wrote:
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Your clueless. Toyota could build a car made out of a carboard box and clueless non-driving enthusists like yourself would buy it.

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