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Toyota Recall

What Toyota Could Learn From Chelsea Football Club

Gregory M. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gregory M. White

Chelsea, much like Toyota, used to be mechanical, boring and efficient. Unlike Toyota however, Chelsea has rediscovered its magic.

Toyota Recall: Plants Shut Down Temporarily, SEE Which Plants Will Be Affected

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government ordered Toyota to turn over documents related to its massive recalls Tuesday, pressing to see how long the automaker...

Toyota Corolla Recall 2010? World's Best-Selling Car May Be Next

AP | KEN THOMAS and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — First it was gas pedals, then brakes. Now Toyota and the government are looking into complaints that the popular Corolla is difficu...

Japan's Prime Minister Dr. Hatoyama, Debt, and Toyota

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Over the past decades, Japan has often presented the sorry spectacle of its Prime Ministers resigning every few months.

Toyota Recall: Government Says 34 Deaths Alleged in Toyotas Since 2000

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Complaints of deaths connected to sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles have surged in recent weeks, with the alleged death toll r...

The Semantic Web: Win-Win Solution for the Toyota Mess?

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

It's clear that the current regulatory system failed in the Toyota situation. However, the last thing we need is to impose yet another unwieldy 20th-century regulatory program.

SoCal Toytota Hires PR Firm Used By Paris Hilton 'And Other Troubled Names'

89.3 KPCC | Feb. 14, 2010 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Toyota's Southern California dealers have hired a crisis public relations firm to get their side of the story to the public about the automaker's reca...

Toyota Recall: Automaker Will Look Again Into Possible Electronic Problems

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota has still not decided whether its president will appear before the U.S. Congress, the automaker said Monday, but it promised to l...

Toyota Warranty Extension May Be Offered As An Incentive To Keep Customers

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Toyota Motor Corp. may offer incentives or increase the length of its warranties as it tries to recover from an embarrassing str...

The Toyota Coverup

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Philip G. Baker

Toyota's instinct was not to fix the problems, but to minimize them. Safety of their customers was clearly not their top priority. So let's call it what it was: a coverup.

Toyota Recalls 8,000 Tacoma Trucks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota announced a voluntary safety recall of about 8,000 four-wheel-drive Tacoma trucks in North America, citing potential production defects in the ...

Toyota Brings Perfection To Corporate Meltdown

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gerald Sindell

The man who endowed the Japanese with a passion for quality after the Second World War might appreciate the level of perfection his protégé Toyota now brings to the fine art of corporate self-destruction.

Toyota Recall: Two Toyota Employees, Former NHTSA Regulators, Got US To Stop Accelerator Probes

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former regulators hired by Toyota Motor Corp. helped end at least four U.S. investigations of unintended acceleration by compa...

Toyota Recall: : Corporate Culture's Role in Epic Breakdown

TIME | Robert Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not only is Toyota producing more flawed cars than in the past, but an organization known for its unrivaled ability to suss out problems, fix them and...

Toyota Recall: Automaker Delayed And Gave Excuses, Gas Pedal Problems First Noticed In 2003

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recall of nearly 8 million Toyota vehicles was years in the making and was complicated by excuses offered to regulators and by delay tactics emplo...

A Valentine for Toyota

Adele Scheele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adele Scheele

Some media commentators say it's over for Toyota and predict that no future generation will ever trust the carmaker. I say, no.

Toyota Recall: More Recalls Likely As Cautious Automakers Seek To Avoid Toyota Woes

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Honda's expansion of its global recall for faulty air bags suggests automakers are turning cautious amid consumer scrutiny of Toyota's s...

Toyota Six Feet Under

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It's ridiculous! First the accelerator sticks and now the brakes don't work. Enough with the hollow apologies and hokey whoopsie-doo-baby-made-a bo...

Akio Toyoda, Toyota President: How We'll Fix Our Image - Washington Post Op-Ed

Akio Toyoda | Akio Toyoda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two weeks ago, I pulled the andon cord for our company. I ordered production of eight models in five plants across North America temporarily stopped s...

Toyota Recall: State Farm Says It Warned Government Of Toyota Safety Issues In 2007

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's largest auto insurer said Tuesday it alerted federal safety regulators in late 2007 about a rise in reports of unexpec...

Toyota Recall: Plant Workers Fly To Washington To Lobby Lawmakers

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Jim Shuker, who tests vehicles for Toyota, says he feels so strongly about quality that he believes he personally failed by not fin...

Target Toyota: Why the Recall Backlash Is Overblown

James Meigs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Meigs

Does Toyota -- or any car company -- deserve this? Well, if they are knowingly selling an unsafe car, yes. But is that what's going on here? Not so fast.

Toyota - Why It's all Happening Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota pioneered the "Q circle" system, which involved workers at all levels tackling problems in small groups. The "Toyota Way" became almost a religion within the car business.

Rethinking Toyota

Bob Dowling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Dowling

Most sales are aimed at transaction marketing pioneered by Wall St. banks in the 1970's. Hook 'em in -- cram the teaser deposit rate or the cheap car down their throat. Then screw 'em when they complain.

Toyota Recall: Prius Hybrid Fix Coming, SEE The Latest Details

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(TOKYO KELLY OLSEN, AP) - Toyota plans to recall about 300,000 Prius hybrids worldwide over a brake problem and will notify the U.S. and Japanese gove...