The Truth About Cars » SUA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » SUA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Lost In Translation: Toyota Threatens To Sue CNN Over Memogate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lost-in-translation-toyota-threatens-to-sue-cnn-over-memogate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lost-in-translation-toyota-threatens-to-sue-cnn-over-memogate/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:40:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433507 Toyota says that a group of trial lawyers that sue Toyota for money “manufacture controversy where none exists and use media outlets like CNN as tools to serve their narrow, self-interested agenda.” Toyota thinks that “CNN is party of and party to an attempt by lawyers suing Toyota for money to manufacture doubt about the […]

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Toyota says that a group of trial lawyers that sue Toyota for money “manufacture controversy where none exists and use media outlets like CNN as tools to serve their narrow, self-interested agenda.” Toyota thinks that “CNN is party of and party to an attempt by lawyers suing Toyota for money to manufacture doubt about the […]

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Can’t Bring Me Down: Toyota Brand Unaffected By Recalls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/cant-bring-me-down-toyota-brand-unaffected-by-recalls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/cant-bring-me-down-toyota-brand-unaffected-by-recalls/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430974 The massive wave of recalls that brought some 9 million Toyotas back to the dealers, amidst a frenzied coverage by a sometimes hysteric media, did less damage to the brand than imagined. A study from North Carolina State University shows that Toyota’s safety-related recalls that began in 2009 had little to no impact on how […]

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The massive wave of recalls that brought some 9 million Toyotas back to the dealers, amidst a frenzied coverage by a sometimes hysteric media, did less damage to the brand than imagined. A study from North Carolina State University shows that Toyota’s safety-related recalls that began in 2009 had little to no impact on how […]

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Witchgraph http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/witchgraph/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/witchgraph/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:51:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413508   Remember when cars, especially Toyotas, suddenly had a mind of their own, started accelerating, leaving their drivers helpless and hapless? It was in the beginning of 2010. The media cited scores of allegedly killed people. Source: The NHTSA complaint database. When complaints skyrocketed, the media wrote about a dramatic increase of complaints. Now, have […]

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  Remember when cars, especially Toyotas, suddenly had a mind of their own, started accelerating, leaving their drivers helpless and hapless? It was in the beginning of 2010. The media cited scores of allegedly killed people. Source: The NHTSA complaint database. When complaints skyrocketed, the media wrote about a dramatic increase of complaints. Now, have […]

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Shameless ABC News Requests And Receives Award For Brian Ross’s Fakery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/shameless-abc-news-requests-and-receives-award-for-brian-ross%e2%80%99s-fakery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/shameless-abc-news-requests-and-receives-award-for-brian-ross%e2%80%99s-fakery/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:51:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399713 While Toyota is still waiting for an apology for the fakery on network TV, a visibly unrepentant ABC News proudly declares: “ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Team have been awarded the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Video Continuing Coverage” for their exclusive investigation that revealed how […]

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While Toyota is still waiting for an apology for the fakery on network TV, a visibly unrepentant ABC News proudly declares: “ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Team have been awarded the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Video Continuing Coverage” for their exclusive investigation that revealed how […]

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Toyota Still Mad At David Gilbert, Wants Apology http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/toyota-still-mad-at-david-gilbert-wants-apology/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/toyota-still-mad-at-david-gilbert-wants-apology/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:09:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399223 At today’s annual stockholders meeting in Toyota City, Toyota wrapped up most of the SUA and recall troubles that had plagued the company last year. Says The Nikkei [sub]: “When asked about the fallout from the recall of millions of vehicles over the past couple of years amid quality concerns, executive vice president Shinichi Sasaki […]

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At today’s annual stockholders meeting in Toyota City, Toyota wrapped up most of the SUA and recall troubles that had plagued the company last year. Says The Nikkei [sub]: “When asked about the fallout from the recall of millions of vehicles over the past couple of years amid quality concerns, executive vice president Shinichi Sasaki […]

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Livechat With Jeff Liker And Timothy Ogden, Authors Of “Toyota Under Fire” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/livechat-with-timothy-ogden-author-of-toyota-under-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/livechat-with-timothy-ogden-author-of-toyota-under-fire/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:46:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391782 TTAC LiveChat With The Authors Of “Toyota Under Fire”

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TTAC LiveChat With The Authors Of “Toyota Under Fire”

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Review: Toyota Under Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/review-toyota-under-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/review-toyota-under-fire/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391861 Has it really been a year since the United States tore itself apart in a frenzy over the possibility that Toyota’s might suddenly accelerate out of control? So intense was the furor over Toyota’s alleged misdeeds, that it seems like the whole scandal occurred only yesterday, yet the brevity of the crisis already gives it […]

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Has it really been a year since the United States tore itself apart in a frenzy over the possibility that Toyota’s might suddenly accelerate out of control? So intense was the furor over Toyota’s alleged misdeeds, that it seems like the whole scandal occurred only yesterday, yet the brevity of the crisis already gives it […]

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Recallpolitik http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/recallpolitik/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/recallpolitik/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:39:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383463 Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano today took the unusual step of publicly voicing the Japanese government’s satisfaction with the U.S. government’s findings that Toyota’s electronic throttle control system is free of glitches, ghosts and malfunctions. It was a not so subtle reminder that politics weighed heavily in Toyota’s SUA scandal. On Tuesday, a study […]

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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano today took the unusual step of publicly voicing the Japanese government’s satisfaction with the U.S. government’s findings that Toyota’s electronic throttle control system is free of glitches, ghosts and malfunctions. It was a not so subtle reminder that politics weighed heavily in Toyota’s SUA scandal. On Tuesday, a study […]

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Ghost Busters Go Bust: Toyotas Declared Ghost-Free http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/ghost-busters-go-bust-toyotas-declared-ghost-free/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/ghost-busters-go-bust-toyotas-declared-ghost-free/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 18:56:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383275 After tarring and feathering Toyota for alleged sudden unintended acceleration, after inventing a mass murder of 89 that creates a massive 261,000 hits on Google, after dragging executives in front of tribunals of the Washington Inquisition, after shaking down Toyota for unprecedented $48.8 million in fines, after NASA engineers subjected Toyota cars to torture worse […]

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After tarring and feathering Toyota for alleged sudden unintended acceleration, after inventing a mass murder of 89 that creates a massive 261,000 hits on Google, after dragging executives in front of tribunals of the Washington Inquisition, after shaking down Toyota for unprecedented $48.8 million in fines, after NASA engineers subjected Toyota cars to torture worse […]

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Toyota: Perplexed NHTSA Calls On The National Academy Of Science http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/toyota-perplexed-nhtsa-calls-on-the-national-academy-of-science/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/toyota-perplexed-nhtsa-calls-on-the-national-academy-of-science/#comments Thu, 01 Jul 2010 06:57:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359954 Pre-recall, Toyota was the company to emulate. It was very profitable, its business and production model was the envy of the world (with Lexus-owning Alan Mulally praising it) and it had an iron grip on quality and reliability (even though Honda could have had that title). Then came “acceler-gate”. Customers were petrified their Toyotas would […]

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Pre-recall, Toyota was the company to emulate. It was very profitable, its business and production model was the envy of the world (with Lexus-owning Alan Mulally praising it) and it had an iron grip on quality and reliability (even though Honda could have had that title). Then came “acceler-gate”. Customers were petrified their Toyotas would […]

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SUA: No Ghosts Found In Toyotas, More Deaths Claimed In Other Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/sua-no-ghosts-found-in-toyotas-more-deaths-claimed-in-other-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/sua-no-ghosts-found-in-toyotas-more-deaths-claimed-in-other-cars/#comments Thu, 20 May 2010 12:37:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357006 Despite intensive examination of more than 2,000 vehicles, Toyota could not find a ghost in their machines. This is what James Lentz, Toyota’s U.S. sales chief will tell a House of Representatives panel today, if Bloomberg is not mistaken. Following-up a rash of customer complaints about unintended acceleration, which intensified as media coverage intensified, Toyota […]

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Despite intensive examination of more than 2,000 vehicles, Toyota could not find a ghost in their machines. This is what James Lentz, Toyota’s U.S. sales chief will tell a House of Representatives panel today, if Bloomberg is not mistaken. Following-up a rash of customer complaints about unintended acceleration, which intensified as media coverage intensified, Toyota […]

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Toyota Heading For The Hill, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/toyota-heading-for-the-hill-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/toyota-heading-for-the-hill-again/#comments Sat, 17 Apr 2010 10:27:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352988 Toyota received another invitation to join a little congressional chit-chat,  reports The Nikkei [sub]. On May 6th,  a U.S. House panel will hold a hearing to “further examine Toyota’s inquiry into potential electronic causes of sudden unintended acceleration,” as the invitation letter from Henry Waxman to James Lentz, president of Toyota U.S. says. The presence […]

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Toyota received another invitation to join a little congressional chit-chat,  reports The Nikkei [sub]. On May 6th,  a U.S. House panel will hold a hearing to “further examine Toyota’s inquiry into potential electronic causes of sudden unintended acceleration,” as the invitation letter from Henry Waxman to James Lentz, president of Toyota U.S. says. The presence […]

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Gilbert’s Toyota Shenanigans Explained http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gilbert%e2%80%99s-toyota-shenanigans-explained/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gilbert%e2%80%99s-toyota-shenanigans-explained/#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 16:09:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347966 This is left brain – right brain weekend. While the more image driven can submerge themselves in pictures of old car ads, the other faction can unleash their inner nerd with abandon. Yesterday, we covered how ABC had entered the grail of automotive disaster-fakery, previously populated by NBC and CBS. ABC’s smoking gun video had […]

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This is left brain – right brain weekend. While the more image driven can submerge themselves in pictures of old car ads, the other faction can unleash their inner nerd with abandon. Yesterday, we covered how ABC had entered the grail of automotive disaster-fakery, previously populated by NBC and CBS. ABC’s smoking gun video had […]

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