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Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle U.S. truck lawsuit

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Honestly, it don't make sense for Toyota continue in the North American market, the pattern is always the same, is all about easy money to croocked lawyers

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I have not seen more crooked than Japanese lawyers and courts! Here your own lawyer conspires with the lawyer of your opponent and may make decisions against you if that is what the court seems to like! Karma is the word, bro!

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I didnt know that about Tacomas. That must be why my father suddenly switched my brother's Tacoma in the south.

Udondashi

I'm sure you have 0 proof.

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I dont understand why all these Billion-Dollar Fines happen only in the United States especially against foreign companies such as Volkswagen,Toyota, Takata, It doesn't make sense !

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Udon - How many people have died because of the Takata airbag's defect?

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Udondashi: "Honestly, it don't make sense for Toyota continue in the North American market, the pattern is always the same, is all about easy money to crooked lawyers"

So, you're saying that you don't think Japanese automakers should be held to account for their products and should avoid dealing in nations they depend on for numbers in order that they look better overall and can keep up the facade?

"I dont understand why all these Billion-Dollar Fines happen only in the United States especially against foreign companies such as Volkswagen,Toyota, Takata, It doesn't make sense !"

It DOES make sense! You yourself REFUSE to blame anyone but the US for Takata's short-cutting, for example, and if it were up to people like you Takata would be continuing to make products that kill people. You cannot fathom making people be accountable for their products if they are Japanese, when the fact is Takata's products, for example, have killed a number of people, or now Toyota's products have led to a reduction in the integrity of their products, etc. You cannot deny those facts, and yet you question the people who will not let it go instead of questioning the corrupt companies that cause the problems in the first place. NONE are more corrupt than that Japanese companies themselves -- it's not US lawyers.

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Udon, USA is the most litigious country in the world with more than 2 million people behind bars, and you don't know why Toyota is in court for breaking the rules?

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NASA did not find any problems on the toyota accelerators In case of unintended acceleration.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About-NHTSA/Press-Releases/2011/U.S.-Department-of-Transportation-Releases-Results-from-NHTSA%E2%80%93NASA-Study-of-Unintended-Acceleration-in-Toyota-Vehicles

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/features/nesc-toyota-study.html

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Are there any of the Japanese car manufacturers that haven't been involved in sub-quality and fraudulence scandals? Fuel consumption, airbags, faulty brakes, locking mechanisms, and now this one. I think I'll buy a Chinese car next time. At least I'll expect that to be faulty.

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Disillusioned Are there any of the Japanese car manufacturers that haven't been involved in sub-quality and fraudulence scandals? Fuel consumption, airbags, faulty brakes, locking mechanisms, and now this one. I think I'll buy a Chinese car next time. At least I'll expect that to be faulty.

Really? Could do you tell me about the GM ignition switch recalls?

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Udondashi & Disillusioned: This is not about cover-ups or scandals. This is about a defect/recall, and Toyota compensating their customers directly for their costs and trouble. Cases like this are not unique to Japanese companies only. Countless American companies have settled class action lawsuits in the past and always will. That's America.

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If this is like other class action suits against car manufacturers, the law firms will collect $3.3 billion, and the plaintiffs, the ones actually harmed, will receive what is left over. Gotta love justice, American style.

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15000 dollars for a car that still works fine. April fools day!

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I really don't know the details but no matter how adequate you treat steel it will rust. It's just a matter of time and condition. I wonder if they compared it with other pick up under the same conditions to see if it was adequately treated?

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Lucky US consumers who can hold companies accountable for their product. Hope the same could happen here in J-land where companies can kill and get to issue on "Makoto ni moshiwake arimasen" and a deep bow.

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Vehicles lacked adequate rust protection

It looks like car business in US was tough and car company has to give life time warranty for the car. I really don't understand how US regulation work and enforce on Car Company like Toyota. Japanese car companies were targeted by US authority. The US consumer lawyers are just like a vulture looking for easy meal carcass. Consumers protection law in US has no boundary and more or less Company has to settle out of court with consumers group for save times and brand name sake every time they went to court for class action against Company regardless of the fact. Consumer attorney is only after big Company like Toyota because small Company can’t pay and out of court settlement like big Company. Small Company can declare chatter (11) bankruptcy protection anytime and it doesn’t work for US Consumer Lawyers. Toyota Company has paying back and spending all the money the Company made in US.

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... trucks that are claimed to have received inadequate rust protection, which in turn could lead to corrosion significant enough to affect the trucks' structural integrity, ...

Said similar article at another site.

Seems reasonable. If the frame is damaged in an accident, insurance companies often (or generally?) write the entire vehicle off as unrepairable.

Expecting customers to eat the cost because Toyota didn't design or paint robustly enough to prevent frame damage?

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