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U.S. Transportation Secretary: Toyota “A Little Safety Deaf”

Posted in Newsworthy, Recalls, Toyota by Kurt Ernst | February 3rd, 2010 | 2 Responses |

How much does it suck to be Toyota right now? The U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, told the Detroit Free Press of his anger towards Toyota and called them “a little safety deaf”. I’m sure the fact that NHTSA officials were forced to fly to Japan to “remind Toyota management about its legal obligations” (LaHood’s word) didn’t help his blood pressure.

Toyota officials are set to appear in Washington next week for a “Congressional inquiry”, political speak for a good, old-fashioned ass kicking. Add in the reports that Toyota’s problems are really electronics based, and you can bet Toyota is in for a rough month of February.

Sources: Left Lane News, Autoblog

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  1. inthebuff says:

    If they cared it would suck…otherwise…the company will still be propped up by their gov’t (ala GM is with ours) and after this gets fixed and something else pops up in the news, people will forget about it.

  2. Kurt says:

    Toyota is starting to care, since the recall has all but eliminated demand for Toyotas in the US. They’re losing market share faster than a drunken hooker at a frat party loses inhibitions.