And The Hits Keep Coming: 7,314 Camrys Recalled
February 9th, 2010 3:48 PM Share
Reuters reports that Toyota has informed the NHTSA that it will voluntarily recall over 7,000 2010 Camry four-cylinder models. According to a Toyota document sent to dealers:
2010 Camrys equipped with a 4-cylinder engine might have a shorter-than-required power steering pressure hose in the engine compartment. That could deplete the brake fluid, increasing the brake pedal stroke and making it more difficult and requiring more time to stop the vehicle
For the record, Ford would have just called this a “Customer Satisfaction Program.”
Published February 9th, 2010 3:46 PM
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Hmmmm, so you searched and searched, and finally tracked down some guy's blogged question from 18 months ago, asking whether Toyota's claimed reduction in the cost of their hybrid system was real or fake? THAT'S the response you give, to a request for you to provide data to support your absurd claims about making profit on the Prius? Look kid, let me know if you can ever, at any point, track down some proof of what you're rambling about here. And I'd suggest you check current and recent historical sales numbers, as a start to your education on this topic. Oh, and save the personal insults, as it's really not helping you make your case. You're clearly not very knowledgeable in automotive neigneering, finance and vehicle program development, but that's no reason to act like a boor on the internet.
Whatever, kid. Let us know if you ever track down that alleged Prius profitablility data. As for me and the rest of North American customers, we won't be spending much time tracking down a new Prius, because it don't pay. Same as it ever was.
Ford Fusion. Nice rig, a little tinny but acceptable for my purposes. I'd do 'er again. I like it better than my run of Taurus in past years. Still a mite claustrophobic in such vehicles, but such is life. Performancewise, I get what I need out of it, and most importantly, it hasn't left me on the side of the road. Toyota Tacoma. Ford refused to sell me a 4-banger Ranger, even when I strapped on an explosives vest and stood in front of my salesman demanding one. So I did the unthinkable, and went riceburner. FAR superior than Ranger. Zero down, 2 years in, and I'm long past right-side up on resale value, a data point I don't think you can ever reach on Ranger. But it's a fuqqin riceburner.
Don't say that too loud, Richard Perry Jones might be reading this. Maybe he's Sir Richard by now, I don't know. Ford has a real nice Ranger rig out of Thailand, that would kick Toyota's behind I'm sure, if they ever brought it over, but they can't get it over the docks without paying the chicken tax. I still can't believe they killed 4-cylinder RIGHT as gas skyrocketed. They were even planning on '08 being the last Ranger, if you can believe it.