Release of Toyota Documents Blocked, Ex-Official Says

Mike Ramsey and Josh Mitchell The Wall Street Journal 7/30/2010

DETROIT—Senior officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation have at least temporarily blocked the release of findings by auto-safety regulators that could favor Toyota Motor Corp. in some crashes related to unintended acceleration, according to a recently retired agency official.

George Person, who retired July […]

Toyota hit with $16M fine over recalls in US

Ken Thomas Associated Press 4/5/2010

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S. government about defective gas pedals among its vehicles.

Toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the U.S., and more than […]

Toyota: Dems ‘not industry friendly’

Jake Sherman Politico.com 2/21/2010

Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly,” a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker’s top executives testify on Capitol Hill amid a giant recall.

According to a presentation obtained under subpoena by the House Oversight and Government Relations committee, Toyota […]

Toyota and the Union-Backed, Government-Led Witch Hunt

Brian Johnson BigGovernment.com 2/17/2010

Toyota, which employs over 35,000 workers in the United States with factories in eight states, is the target of a government-led and union-supported attack due to recent recalls.

In the U.S., it is estimated that 15,000 Lexus HS250h and 133,000 Prius models will be recalled due to gas pedal issues, with […]

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