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Suzuki, Nissan, Daihatsu announce recalls in Japan

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Show off - solidarity among japanese auto makers !

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The focus needs to remain on the Japan bashing being done in Washington.

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The focus needs to remain on the Japan bashing being done in Washington.

What focus? This is a completely separate story

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When it rains, it pours!

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The culture of panic notches up a gear.

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What focus? This is a completely separate story

I disagree. I feel the other car makers have realized the trouble brewing with Toyota and decided to come clean now. Better late than never.

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I think they are doing it now while everyone is focusing on Toyota. Let the number #1 carmaker get the headaches while they quietly take care of their own concerns.

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Brings back memories when there was heavy Mitsubishi bashing in Japan. Of course, they were completely at fault so it's not much of a comparison though.

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To add to these recalls yesterday Hyundai have recalled their some 2011 Sonatas for a problem on the front-door latches. Auto companies need to come forth with recalls without worrying they will do damage to their reputation then having 1 person die because of a defect which would do greater harm. It's too bad Toyota didn't use good judgment when it was required. Toyota will be go down in history along with GM and Ford of recall fatalities.

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Please no more Eco Points system for Japanese Cars. I hope we will see more scandals (recalls) in Japan. As economy burst something happend in this beautiful island country.

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where can we get a full list of the car models ?

kaminarikeizai , I agree with you, IMO: Eco Points system on the whole is a joke

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Perhaps it has something to do with the name of those models....LOL. --- Every and Scrum--- seems like besides fixing the flaw in the air conditioning part, they need to recall the names too!

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they need to recall the names too!

Scrum is a rugby term. Sounds like a pretty bad ass name to me ;) "Don't mess with me, I drive a Scrum."

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"Last year, more than 5 million domestic-made and imported vehicles were recalled in Japan, according to the Transport Ministry. "

Well congratulations Toyota ! Currently sitting at 8.5 million world-wide, and counting, that must be some kind of record. And lets not mince words here- 5 million domestic recalls a year signals a serious problem to me.

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5 million domestic recalls a year signals a serious problem to me.

Perhaps it shows the companies are responsible. They recall cars whenever there is the slightest chance that something could go wrong. Good companies are not afraid to recall products, that way they can make them better.

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It would all be less tragic if just the Japanese could come down from their smug horse to claim they only know how to produce superior cars.

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Branded at 05:14 PM JST - 26th February. Well congratulations Toyota ! Currently sitting at 8.5 million world-wide, and counting, that must be some kind of record. And lets not mince words here- 5 million domestic recalls a year signals a serious problem to me.

Toyota is still only a fraction to Ford. 16 MILLION RECALLS for Ford. Must be some kind of record for Ford. Recently, Ford issued the largest single recall with additional 4.5 million vehicles were alerted about a fire hazard from a faulty switch. The NHTSA said this was the eighth recall, involving a total of 16 MILLION Ford Motor vehicles, concerning the cruise control deactivation switch manufactured by Texas Instruments. Oh my, Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily. Sounds like serious problem to me.

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No surprise here! I am sure all car makers have their dirty, little secrets but sooner or later they must come out into the public light, one too many accidents, word gets around, etc..for shame! Fix or repair daily, yup, that sounds like a crappy FORD car but now we have to think up something for TOYOTA?? T is Today? O is Oh my! Y is Yikes? Ouch? T for trade in A for aches?

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Mr. USA: the Scrum is made by Suzuki but sold under Mazda. It's a Mazda Scrum - named by a Mazda rugby club booster. It's a micro-truck. sfjp330: are you on the Toyota PR payroll? It's getting harder to find reason in any of your posts. Toyota simply are in a fix for fraud. Is that so hard to understand? The US is only baiting Toyota into committing perjury - which they did over the two days before the Committee.

I notice UriOtani is no longer commenting - what happened? A bolt of light strike her on her way to Damascus?

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"Daihatsu, a Toyota subsidiary, plans to recall 60,774 vehicles from four models manufactured between December 1998 and April 2000 over faulty wiring that could accidentally launch their air bags."

Boy, it seems that everything Toyota has been involved with is a clunker ! Imagine doing 120 kmph down the expressway from Narita to suddenly have your airbag explode- for no reason ! What's even more bizarre is that airbag technology has been perfected for years- why can't the Japanese makers get it right ?

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What's even more bizarre is that airbag technology has been perfected for years- why can't the Japanese makers get it right ?

Nothing wrong with the airbags, just the wiring. And it is only Daihatsu, not any other Japanese manufacturer.

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"Nothing wrong with the airbags, just the wiring."

Nah, can't be ! At least not according to Toyota executives, and we know that Daihatsu is a Toyota subsidiary, who right here at the Japantoday headlines quotes, "Toyota promises to build safer cars; Defends electronic system" ! So it can't be the electronic system- must be a lack of knowledge with airbag tech !

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So it can't be the electronic system- must be a lack of knowledge with airbag tech !

It's not the electronic system or the airbag technology. Like the article clearly stated, it is bad wiring that caused the problem.

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I love my Daihatsu.

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Airbags? most of the car models by these manufacturers have no airbags neither ABS, talk of mass production!!

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