Frankly, I take that as a compliment since in 2007, it seems Toyota was given a lighter recall due to the Bush Administration.
Those of you who want to attack Democrats on this, I wonder if you would be singing this tune if you had a family member die because of a problem with a Toyota that Toyota was aware of. Maybe not, though.
Let me remind people that my family has owned Toyotas since 1984. I have a 1996 Toyota Camry.
Toyota should be ashamed of itself.Claims by Toyota in internal documents that it saved money by obtaining a limited recall from regulators in 2007 will also create problems for the automaker's president when he testifies before U.S. lawmakers this week.
Toyota, in an internal presentation in July 2009 at its Washington office, said it saved $100 million or more by negotiating an "equipment recall" of floor mats involving 55,000 Toyota Camry and Lexus ES350 vehicles in September 2007.
The savings are listed under the title, "Wins for Toyota — Safety Group." The document cites millions of dollars in other savings by delaying safety regulations, avoiding defect investigations and slowing down other industry requirements.
The documents could set off alarms in Congress over whether Toyota put profits ahead of customer safety and pushed regulators to narrow the scope of recalls.
Toyota gets grand jury subpoena over recalls - Autos- msnbc.com
No, but I would say that conservatives/Republicans are less interested in regulating markets so as to benefit domestic producers because they are much more trusting in the market.Unless you're saying that conservatives/Republicans don't own Toyotas, don't give a crap that they are dangerous vehicles, and would therefore never impose safety regulations on an auto maker that produces unsafe cars.
Hm...Toyota's internal documents say that they think the Dems are not industry friendly but Toyota's internal documents also demonstrate that Toyota isn't consumer friendly.
Toyota saved $100 million by limiting recall - TODAY Technology & Money
House Panel Criticizes Toyota’s Response to Accelerator Complaints - NYTimes.com
So maybe one way to interpret that is that Dems are consumer friendly and therefore Toyota hates them for looking out for the little guy instead of their pocketbooks.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Funny how conservatives are willing to take advice from foreigners when it matches their views...
One of you will end up here next!