Recall: 752,000 Corolla models, 270,000 Lexus IS sedans
1.29 million Toyotas are affected worldwide; the 2003-2004 Corolla may deploy airbags inadvertently, and wipers on 2006-2012 Lexus IS models may fail.
The U.S. recall represents about 79 percent of the 1.29 million vehicles recalled worldwide.
[UPDATE, 1/31: The 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe is also included in this recall, as it shares nearly all of its parts with the Matrix. About 135,749 cars are affected. Owners can call General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.]
The airbag-control modules on 2003-2004 Corollas and Matrixes may short-circuit and become damaged, which could lead to the front airbags or the seatbelt pre-tensioners deploying without warning.
On 2006-2012 Lexus IS models, a nut that holds the wiper arm in place could loosen and detach, especially if there is a heavy snow or another "external load" in the wiper's path.
Toyota is sending owner letters in the mail "in the near future," which likely means that dealers will be repairing the affected models in late February. More information is available at Toyota's recall site or at 1-800-331-4331; IS owners can visit the Lexus recall site or call 1-800-255-3987.
On Monday, a Toyota distributor in Florida recalled 3,235 cars to recalibrate airbag sensors. In November, Toyota recalled 2.77 million cars worldwide for faulty steering and hybrid systems. In October, Toyota recalled 7.43 million cars for power-window switches that could catch fire, making it the largest global vehicle recall in 16 years.
ITS FUNNY HOW YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO FIND ANY FOREIGN IMPORT PRODUCTS ON A HEADLINE NEWS PAPER BUT WHEN IT COMES TO OUR OWN GM, FORD AND CHEVY YOU WOULD FIND THE SAME PROPBLEM BUT NEVER IN THE HEADLINES. JUST GOOGLE ANY CAR AND IT WOULD BRING UP HUNDREDS OF PROBLEMS JUAST AS ANY OTHER MANUFACTURERS.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN! YOU ASKED FOR IT YOU GOT IT! :)
Here are the facts for 2012. Check NHTSA for yourself.
|Manufacturer||# of Recalls||# of Vehicles Recalled|
TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
GENERAL MOTORS LLC
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC||13||1,334,541|
Specifically what years are you referring to?
I know the whole decade of the 80's was a bad year for domestics, but the ricers of that era were not much better.
In the 90's ricers began to dominate the market, and automakers were able to manipulate data to say "more of our vehicles are still on the road" (only because the lower cost made them more attractive, and cheap cars had cheap parts so it wasn't that they had less break downs, it was that when they broke down, parts were replaced with new cheap parts, When domestics broke down, used parts were typically installed, or the car was scrapped.
China has horrible "quality control" yet they are in front of us in manufacturing.
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