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Toyota promises quicker response to complaints

TOYOTA, Japan — Toyota promised to respond faster to customer complaints as it held its first meeting of a quality experts committee set up to help salvage a reputation battered by massive recalls and reports of runaway vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp. appointed chief quality officers in key regions — including North America — where the […] [...]

Toyota shuttering plants in Europe

TOKYO — Toyota said Friday it is stopping production at its factories in France and Britain for a total of nine days amid falling sales that the company partly attributed to its recent recall woes. The world’s No. 1 automaker will suspend output at it plant in France for four days starting April 6, said […] [...]

Attorneys preparing for Toyota lawsuits

SAN DIEGO — More than 150 attorneys are meeting in San Diego to sharpen their legal tools on the eve of a major federal court hearing on whether dozens of Toyota acceleration cases will be consolidated before a single judge. The main topic at Wednesday’s conference was a hearing scheduled before a panel of federal […] [...]

Toyota lawsuit in limbo

OXFORD — U.S. District Judge Michael Mills has put a Union County woman’s lawsuit against Toyota on hold until questions are answered about where such lawsuits will finally be heard. Attorneys for Belva Simmons and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. had asked for the decision. The venue issue is being considered by a national judicial […] [...]

Senators’ concerns over imported drywall rise

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are pressing the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to establish a public information campaign to alert homeowners to the potential fire hazards posed by corrosive drywall imported from China. Cochran and Wicker are among six Senators who today asked the USFA, an agency within the […] [...]

Details emerge on runaway Prius investigation

EL CAJON, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol says an officer who helped guide the driver of a speeding Toyota Prius to safety arrived to find the car’s brake lights flashing intermittently and a Border Patrol agent trying to help. The CHP incident report released Wednesday offers some new details on what happened after Jim […] [...]

Couple opens class-action lawsuit against Toyota

SEATTLE — A Seattle couple has sued Toyota, seeking to have the company take back the vehicle they just bought or reimburse them for lost value. Dana and Douglas Eller filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court, seeking class action status on behalf of others who recently bought Toyotas. The lawsuit claims the Ellers bought […] [...]

Toyota’s European sales plummet

BRUSSELS — Toyota’s sales in Europe slipped 20 percent in February from a year ago after the company launched a massive recall to fix faulty gas pedals, according to EU car makers’ sales figures released today. The company sold 42,234 cars in the 27-nation bloc in February, down from 53,233 the same month a year […] [...]

Investigators puzzled by findings of Toyota probe

The U.S. government said today it cannot explain a reported incident of sudden, high-speed acceleration in a Toyota Prius on a San Diego, California, freeway last week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that it continues to investigate but “we may never know exactly what happened with this car.” The agency […] [...]

Toyota sending Prius expert to aid investigation

by Published: March 12,2010

Tags: lawsuit, prius, product recall, product safety, Toyota

HARRISON, N.Y. — Toyota is sending an engineer to help with the investigation of an accident in which a driver said her Prius accelerated on its own and slammed into a stone wall. Harrison police Capt. Anthony Marraccini said today that Toyota told him a “technical analyst engineer” would come to the New York City […] [...]

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