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Toyota Not Alone in Recalls These Days

By February 15, 2010

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Toyota has really been suffering lately. Things are so bad around there that Toyota's president is schedule to speak to Congress about their response to earlier complaints of things like stuck accelerators. Some are saying that they waited far too long to issue a recall. It's been my experience that all carmakers wait far too long -- sometimes as long as never -- to recall faulty systems. Of course this isn't always the case, but take the Toyota Tundra brake disc warping problem or the Infiniti M30 engine self-destruction problem of the early '90s as examples of times something probably should have been done, but never was. With Toyota taking so much heat, it was smart of Honda to reverse an announcement Feb. 10 saying they would not be recalling Hondas with bad airbags. They announced they are expanding an existing recall to include 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, 2002 Acura TL. There are also some Honda Pilots and Acura CL included, so please check with your dealer to see if you are involved. This brings the total number of airbag recalls for Honda to just under 1 million units.
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February 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm
(1) David Acocks says:

How about the Chevrolet Cobalt electronic assist power steering motor control unit problem that GM has known about, has received thousands of complaints about since 2005 and done nothing to date. The fix cost in the neighborhood of $2000.00 and should have had a recall a long time ago! Then there is the head gasket problem with the Cadillac North Star engine that lasted from at least 1994 – 2003 that GM did nothing about. I had a really nice well maintained 1996 Eldorado that only 70,000 miles on it when the head gaskets failed (a $4000.00 repair) in 2002. I think it’s pretty sad when a person can only get 70,000 miles out of a $40,000.00 vehicle! I am not alone either because according to information on the Internet, there have been many thousands of North Star head gasket failures for quite some time! GM might wonder why they are in trouble but one only has to search the auto forums to find out why. As for me, NO More Cadillac’ s!

February 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm
(2) Len Warren says:

I own a Cadillac Seville, STS, 1998. I have to add oil frequently, a quart in maybe 400 miles. Then I drove it from Atlanta to Phila. PA and didn’t have to add any. What’s up with that? I can’t figure it out. Help!

February 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm
(3) paul says:

Maybe they should look into the electronics on the Volvo,They finally got it right,but it took a long time. It’s not always mechanical

February 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm
(4) James Young says:

The one recall Toyota should have done was the 1991 – 1994 Tercels that used the 3EE Engine. They cheaped out of some of the seals. I drive a 1993 with 261,000 miles and I have to replace the engine due to the seals being worn out.

February 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm
(5) John Hilger says:

Nothing new about stuck accelerators, we used to have this happen quiet frequently in the ’50 and ’60 cars. lt was part of maintenance to clean and lubricate the the pedal hinge which was mounted on the floor, especially in the winter. When it started to stick you just pulled it back with your foot until you got home for service…Never a recall.

April 22, 2010 at 9:02 am
(6) ThaiCar says:

Good post. Thank you for sharing.

November 12, 2010 at 12:03 am
(7) Parn says:

Things are so bad around there that Toyota’s president is schedule to speak to Congress about their response to earlier complaints of things like stuck accelerators.

November 24, 2010 at 1:21 am
(8) Game says:

Honda gnna be like Toyota!?!

September 1, 2011 at 11:24 am
(9) รถมือสอง says:

thanks for sharing this useful information

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