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Unintended Acceleration

Toyota Asks Court To Dismiss Acceleration Lawsuits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Toyota Motor Corp. has asked a federal court in California to throw out lawsuits over acceleration defects in its cars, saying many o...

Is NHTSA Working for Toyota or To Find the Truth?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How should we treat NHTSA's report which seems to take Toyota's claims of "no electrical problems" with even less than a grain of salt?

Has Toyota Been Right All Along?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

News came this week that the "black boxes" in Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks, are showing overwhelmingly that the vehicles involved in "unintended acceleration" accidents were wrecked because drivers were stepping on the gas pedal, not the brake.

Toyota Still Covering Up

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

NASA scientists and engineers will conduct their own investigation of Toyota's sudden acceleration problem. In spite of Toyota's efforts to suppress it, the truth will come out.

Toyota: Learning the Wrong Lessons?

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

If Toyota is embracing the lessons of the old GM, there might be a glimmer of hope for the former big three that are now producing vehicles that actually do rival the competition.

Toyoda, Toyota, Congress and the FBI

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I've often joked that Japanese businessmen have 100 ways to say "I don't know" and 1,000 ways to not take responsibility. Those watching the hearings yesterday got about a four-hour example of all that live.

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.