Toyota Adds 154,000 Cars to 2009 Recall
It's not over: The 2010 Lexus RX is now part of the original floormat recall.
Today, Toyota said it would add two more models to its first recall, the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h, to prevent throttles from sticking under poorly placed floormats. Lexus dealers will begin repairs for about 154,000 cars in August. For more information, look up www.lexus.com/recall or call Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
After the first recalls in 2009 (which continued into 2010), Toyota faced criticism for building cars that could suddenly accelerate out of control. These claims were proven false by government tests and even NASA engineers, although Toyota did have to pay a fine of $16.4 million for reporting the recall too late.
However, that hasn't stopped hundreds of civil suits alleging sudden acceleration and, in some tragic cases, wrongful deaths, that won't begin to go to court until next year, according to Automotive News. Toyota, which has since refused to settle cases, reportedly has so many supporting documents to fight back that they would stack as high as eight Empire State Buildings.
Oh what a feeling, Toyota!
I always have bought Detroit Iron, and love it. By the way; in Europe, small, close together pedals were used on sporty, performance-oriented cars, not plain vanilla utility cars.
Anyone buying a RX350 for the price they ask should be recalled themselves. 40% of the base vehicles asking prices especially from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus along with Toyota, Jeep and others are out of the league of the typical buying public. Cars this expensive almost warrant taking out another mortgage, and there is no reason the car manufacturers cannot build cars for less at the same level of quality.
Until Toyota, Honda and Subaru's quality and reliability slip below Detroit's cars, I am going to keep spending my money with the best.
Ford is showing improvement but GM and Chrysler are a joke, they top NO ONES lists for the above categories and have even been surpassed by Korean auto makers now too.
Keep writing your Japanese car hate stories, they are the best fiction reads I have read in quite sometime!!
Have we not heard this story before with the Camry? Who is Toyota kidding.
I have a Toyota Camry and that floor mat story simply does not fly. When I have exhausted the extended warranty on my Camry, I'm dumping it! Never to purchase another Toyota brand vehicle again ever.
Enough is enough.
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