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Toyota recall - a hoax?
Toyota Recall Cars
By now you must have heard about the Toyota recall, especially if you own one, just like I do. So let’s break it down, because a lot has to be said. First – What is a recall?
A manufacturer’s recall is when a big percentage of the vehicles have enough flaws that without being modified or repaired could result in personal injury or death.
Second – How many vehicles are involved in the recall?
So far over 8 million Toyota vehicles are involved in the recall. I say so far, because it seems like every day another model is in the media added to the recall list. From a sticking accelerator pedal on a Camry, Corolla, Rav4, and Highlander to an anti lock brake system on the Prius the list is long and it keeps growing every day.
Third – Why Toyota?
I guess what I mean is, why is just Toyota in the media for the recalls when pretty much every car manufacturer has recalls? They just don’t show up in the media! (Actually, Honda is now in the media for an airbag recall.)
Some Chevy trucks had loose or missing rear wheelhouse plugs and exhaust gases could enter the passenger compartment and cause illnesses, unconsciousness or death. Some Dodge Neon’s had inadequate welding at the front suspension lower control arms and could allow the tube to separate from the arm resulting in a loss of vehicle control. Some Fords had an issue with the throttle cable getting stuck which could result in a crash. Does this remind you of something? Toyota recall perhaps? Some Chryslers had a defect on the seat back recliner, the bolts could brake and the seat back unexpectedly reclines, resulting in the loss of vehicle control. These are just to mention a few, but the list goes on and on and on…
So why toyota? Is it because it’s not American made? What is American made?
Well if you include manufacturing, parts and everything else then Toyota is 48% USA made and even the American brand cars are just 73% made in the US. So you see, even if you buy a Toyota you are securing someone’s job and helping the American economy.
So again why all the buzz about Toyota and not the American brand cars?
Personally I think this is all a hoax. One more way to try to change the people’s minds thru the media. Sometimes I feel like I am in the land of the zombies. I don’t know about you, but I still love my Toyota (and my jeep too for that matter) no matter what “they” try to make me believe.
Toyota is still a very good car and every manufacturer will still have recalls and send a letter to their costumers letting them know about any recall and the free fix/repair they offer.
My last words are…leave the media out of this and play fair!!!