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Toyota in Turmoil

Experts mixed on future of Blue Springs plant The wave of recalls that have created a public relations crisis for Toyota took direct aim at Mississippi last week when the automotive company announced that the 2010 Prius hybrid was being recalled because of problems with its antilock braking system. Prius joined a handful of other Toyota models, with most of ...

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Report: Toyota to recall Prius hybrid in US, Japan

TOKYO — A leading newspaper says Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 270,000 Prius hybrid vehicles over brake problems in the United States and Japan. Japan’s top business newspaper, Nihon Keizai, said Friday that Toyota will soon notify Japan’s transport ministry and the U.S. Department of Transportation of the recall. Magnolia Marketplace reacts to Toyota recall. Takayuki Fujimoto, a transport ministry ...

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Toyota keeps everyone waiting and watching

Car company mulls its options while riding out the poor conditions of the automotive industry For the better part of a year, the state has waited while Toyota mulled its options regarding the plant in Blue Springs. Late last year, the company announced that it was delaying the start of production at the facility — originally slated for 2010 — ...

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Toyota says no; history says yes

  On Dec. 3, the Japanese newspaper the Nikkei reported that Toyota had made the decision to begin equipping its plant in Blue Springs with the hopes of it starting operation in the spring of 2011. The plant, the newspaper said, would initially produce 100,000 Corolla cars annually, and would eventually make the Prius hybrid. It was the news folks ...

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