Posts Tagged ‘Toyota’

Cartoons – June 28, 2010

by For the MBJ Published: June 27,2010

Tags: Blue Springs, CARTOONS, ricky nobile, Toyota, World Cup

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Toyota resumes prepping for Blue Springs plant

After about 18 months in recession-imposed limbo, Toyota announced this morning that it is resuming preparations to open its facility in Blue Springs. According to a press release, Toyota hopes to have the plant, which was announced in February 2007 but put on hold indefinitely a year and a half ago, operational in the fall […] [...]

Toyota faces largest-ever fine

by Associated Press Published: April 19,2010

Tags: automaker, automobile industry, fines, produce recall, product safety, Toyota

WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to agree to a fine of more than $16 million for failing to promptly report to the government problems with sticking gas pedals on its vehicles, a Transportation Department official said. Toyota faces a deadline today to accept or contest the $16.4 million fine, the largest ever assessed […] [...]

Six months later, still lots of questions, few answers surrounding GreenTech

by Clay Chandler Published: April 18,2010

Tags: GreenTech, Toyota, Tunica County, Xiaolin “Charles” Wang

Almost exactly six months ago, Tunica County was the site of one of the most bizarre economic development announcements in recent Mississippi history. Xiaolin “Charles” Wang, a Chinese businessman, donned a hard hat and said he planned to build in Tunica a $1-billion hybrid vehicle manufacturing facility that would produce 1,500 vehicles a year and […] [...]

Toyota executive tells company ‘come clean’

by Associated Press Published: April 8,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, product recall, product safety, Toyota

WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to its massive recall in January, Toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety problems with accelerator pedals, prompting one executive to urge the company to “come clean,” according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Irv Miller, Toyota’s then-group vice president for environment and […] [...]

USDOT calls in help to study sudden acceleration

by Wally Northway Published: March 30,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, product recall, product safety, Toyota, transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced two major investigations designed to answer questions surrounding the issue of unintended vehicle acceleration. The National Academy of Sciences will examine the broad subject of unintended acceleration and electronic vehicle controls across the entire automotive industry. Separately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has enlisted NASA engineers […] [...]

Toyota promises quicker response to complaints

by Associated Press Published: March 30,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, product recall, product safety, Toyota

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

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, plant closure, product recall, product safety, Toyota

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

by Associated Press Published: March 24,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, lawsuits, product recall, product safety, Toyota

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

by Associated Press Published: March 24,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, lawsuit, product recall, product safety, Toyota

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 […] [...]

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