Toyota Sales Halt Was Federally Mandated
January 27th, 2010 11:14 AM Share
Toyota’s decision to halt sales of eight models in connection with the ongoing unintended acceleration debacle was made at the order of the NHTSA, reports the Detroit News. “Toyota was complying with the law,” NHTS reps tell DetN. “They consulted with the agency. We informed them of the obligations, and they complied.”According to the DetN, Toyota was legally required to halt sales when it announced its latest recall five days ago. Why didn’t Toyota halt sales then? NHTSA isn’t saying, only going as far as to say “at this point, you need to talk to Toyota about those decisions. We’ll be continuing to work with Toyota and having conversations.”
Published January 27th, 2010 11:14 AM
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I'm waiting for the first post that ties a NHTSA-mandated shutdown with the government's involvement in GM and Chrysler. You know . . . since the Feds now run GM/ChryCo, of course they will sic their minions at NHTSA on the competition. I'm disappointed it hasn't popped yet. Come on guys . . . I know you have it in you!
Toyota wouldn't fib, would it?
W See BS, New York City, informs it's viewers with this: "In a stunning setback, the automaker has stopped selling eight popular models in the U.S. because of concerns the accelerator could stick, making the car almost impossible to stop." Yep, damn near impossible to bring them to a halt.
I've long suspected that the "quality halo" around Toyota was not as golden as portrayed. A lot of this was supported by the "superior" opinions of those who thought anything not made in Detroit had to be better.