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Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles Worldwide

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Derek77    0

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. ™, the world's second-largest auto maker, said on Tuesday it would recall a total of about 1 million vehicles globally to replace faulty intermediate shafts and sliding yokes.

In a filing with Japan's Transport Ministry, the company said it would recall a total of 565,756 vehicles in Japan, including Wish, Isis, Prius and other cars built between September 2002 and November 2005.

A Toyota spokesman said the recall would also cover about 400,000 units overseas.

The company said it had received no reports of accidents from the defects.

Toyota as a matter of policy does not disclose the cost of recalls.

Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles Worldwide

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Toyota as a matter of policy does not disclose the cost of recalls.

Right now in my head I hear that mellodic sound

of thousands of slot machines being simultaneously

filled up with Quarters, Silver Dollars & such. :spin:

Edited by Sixty8panther

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sciguy_0504    0

Toyota us expanding way too fast at the expense of quality/reliability and it will bite them in the ass eventually. Clam up, Toyota. It is not worth rushing to #1 in the first place let alone being #1 if it means quality/reliability will suffer. You go up just to come down.

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Angry Dad    0

No way to soften this one, it is almost a million.

Steering is so overrated anyways, Toyota is just trying to spare the customer the hassle.

But yet another recall for the Prius?

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Chris_Doane    29

Lots of coverage this got!

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:rolleyes:

Yea I've only seen the story online at the Detroit Free Press, Det News, MSNBC, Autoblog and Automotive News. Only heard the story on TV on CNN, CNBC and the local NBC station newcast.

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Paolino    99

Must be "first year teething problems."

Quoted for a perfect use of that quote.

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Burn motherf#$%er, let it burn, let it burn. :D

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Polish_Kris    0

Posted Image

:rolleyes:

Yea I've only seen the story online at the Detroit Free Press, Det News, MSNBC, Autoblog and Automotive News. Only heard the story on TV on CNN, CNBC and the local NBC station newcast.

HeHe

Broken Record, it's always the same response from FOG whenever something bad is happening to Toyota... IT'S THE MEDIA, they're covering it up blah blah blah, but yeah, this is bad, at least they're spending the money to fix the problem...

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Looks like the Avalon isn't Toyota's only 'problem car' anymore...

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Mr.Krinkle    0

i dont know how it was back when gm first started dealing with their recall problems, but im guessing now an ipod and a thank you wont tame all of the collaterall damage that the news of a recall tends to unleash.

it happens to everyone, its a downfall of massive mass production.an eventuality, if you will... i just wonder how this filters down to the average car buyer. do they care enough? or is it more of an apathetic tone when it concerns the legend of toyota? sure, general motors everyone kind of expects this to happen to, but not honda...surely not toyota.

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regfootball    234

Toyota's Spate of Recalls - Pay the Price for Rapid Growth?

Toyota reported on May 10 its account settlements for the term ended in March, in which it declared new highs for both sales and profit. Major national newspapers throughout Japan, however, reported cautious views on their May 11 issues about the futures of Toyota. Some of the articles could be summarized as: 1. Increased recalls indicated bad quality control, crumbling of "Toyota legend." 2. Fast business expansion left personnel shortage, and 3. High-cost management by big capital investments.

It could be said that these were accurate analyses.

People in the car industry beginning to say that "the 'Toyota legend' of high quality will crumble unless the company does something." A reporter of a trade newspaper in the auto industry said that "people inside Toyota are furiously trying to do something because the current situation will develop into something very serious if nothing is done."

As a prime reason for the series of recalls, the reporter pointed out the "drastic production expansion." In the past year, Toyota's car production over the world went up by 600,000 units. The figure is equivalent to the total production of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. as a whole. "Toyota is suffering from personnel shortage and workers who don't have sufficient skills are increasing at its working places. It's like an army with diminishing logistics while engaging in a war," the reporter said. "It pursued cost down, and it cannot be denied the quality went down as a result. The employees of the company themselves are now saying they have to review what they have been doing," he added.

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Newbiewar    1

hey do you suppose toyota has had the most cars recalled in the last 18-24 months?

no i think ford did a 10+ million car recall a few months back...

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