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U.S. probes safety of 1.4 mil Toyotas after fires

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Have you driven a For..oops Toyota lately??? Hell no! I am happy with my LaFesta from Nissan!

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Elbuda Mexicano Jun. 19, 2012 - 07:15AM JST Have you driven a For..oops Toyota lately??? Hell no! I am happy with my LaFesta from Nissan!

This is just a normal recalls by all the auto manufacturers. Look at the resale value of five years old GM, Ford, or Chysler product and compare with any Toyota product. I guess you can call it oops on the competitor when you cannot fool the public. No wonder you drive LaFesta that is made in Tijuana, the land of the oops.

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basroil: See what I mean? Cars ARE being recalled. Questioned, opposed and if the US government doesn't do anything about it, the public would take the issue to the streets (just like what we discussed yesterday). Safety first!

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We simply can't trust Toyota anymore. They have decided to ignore safety for more profit. Especially after 3/11 their only goal was to regain market share.

Anyway, Toyota's vehicles should NOT be on American roads. Or better yet if they want to continue to sell in the American market then they need to taxed and vehicles should be required to undergo another safety inspection. I know this may delay the delivery time and may increase costs but the safety of one American citizen is more important than profit being sent back to Japan.

We should look at their patents and review Toyota's technology.

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Netjinja talks aload of rubbish AGAIN. All manufacturers have recalls this is not specific to Toyota and as one poster commented whats the resale value of chryslers fords and Gms rubbish compared to toyotas? That will show you alot.

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NetNinja Jun. 19, 2012 - 08:36AM JST We simply can't trust Toyota anymore. They have decided to ignore safety for more profit. Especially after 3/11 their only goal was to regain market share.

Who do you trust, GM? If you want to look at the real world consumer perception of the Toyota, look at used-car markets. Sure, sales of new Toyota can make it difficult to assess the impact of a recall, because there are multiple confounding reasons. But by looking at the average prices for specific models in the used-car market, you can determine how much Toyota used-car buyers were willing to pay for them. The high-profile Toyota recalls had very little effect on what consumers who were willing to pay extra for a Toyota, compared to comparable GM, Ford, or Chysler products. The average price of recalled vehicles were unaffected in resale prices of the vehicles.

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JT the reference "stealing back the lead", is this a meaning of not only making poor quality cars but also "cooking" the books as other major JP companies have been under suspicion for doing lately..

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The Hits keep coming for Toyota , the Built many Great & Long Lasting Cars & Trucks, but so do all the other Manufacturers of Car Companies too. People are going to start to mistrust Toyota if these problems continuously keep coming up over & over !

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The affected vehicles include Toyota’s top-selling Camry, the Camry Hybrid, the RAV4, Yaris and Highlander Hybrid, built between 2006 and 2008.

Is this only affecting to vehicles manufactured in US? It is not very clear on JT.. Anyone? Thanks.

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This American from the "Motor City" who was also a "union man" LOVES his Toyota and I wouldn't give it up for any ten of Ford, GM or Chrysler models. As I come from the American home of the automobile I know that manufacturing defects are a fact of life, but as long as the manufacturer recalls the bad product and fixes it so what. As for those of you who are trying to claim that this was done purposely I beg to differ. The American people are lawsuit happy (just count the number of attorney adds on TV) and it would be financial suicide for a manufacture to purposely sell a dangerous product in the U.S.

This is just a normal bump in the road.

PS: Toyota must be doing something right, in the eastern European city where I am I would estimate about 30-40% of the cars are Toyota and 95%of the police vehicles are.

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globalwatcher

Is this only affecting to vehicles manufactured in US? It is not very clear on JT.. Anyone? Thanks.

As far as l am aware the only US made Toyota's affected are the Camry's all the rest are made in Japan or elsewhere.

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Thank you, Cletus. Hope Toyota plants here have a solid quality control EVERY worker can follow..

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globalwatcher

Thank you, Cletus. Hope Toyota plants here have a solid quality control EVERY worker can follow..

As do the rest of the plants under the Toyota umbrella (maybe South Africa excluded). But given that many of the cars affected are Japanese built l would say that there is an issue with the solid quality control HERE as well.

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