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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Toyota recalls 1 million vehicles for problems with airbags and wipers. This is bad since once the wipers quit working it's only a matter of time before you will need the airbags   (ajc.com) divider line 18
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2013-02-01 10:39:35 AM  
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I already saw this movie.
 
2013-02-01 10:41:01 AM  
Toyota's reputation for top quality has been undermined in the past few years by massive recalls for a spate of problems, including bad brakes, gas pedals and floor mats, mostly in the U.S. Executives have repeatedly promised to beef up quality controls and be quicker with recalls to repair Toyota's image. Toyota has announced some recalls in recent months, but they have been relatively minor, such as floor mats, and generally affect vehicles manufactured before its latest efforts to regain sterling quality.

In before somebody maligns another manufacturer.
 
2013-02-01 11:55:15 AM  
Meh.
 
2013-02-01 12:02:30 PM  
My wife has airbags..... I need wipers.
 
2013-02-01 12:54:19 PM  
Remember, unlike the Evil big 3, Toyota only recalls cars because they love their customers so much...
 
2013-02-01 01:11:10 PM  
Wait, is this the thread where we make a big deal out of it? The airbags are inflating when they're NOT needed. (fyi, I have been in an accident when the airbags inflated, and the brush burn motherfarking HURT, but seriously?).
 
2013-02-01 01:18:21 PM  

notmtwain: In before somebody maligns another manufacturer.


Everyone in the industry squeezes the hell out of their suppliers and this shiat is happening to everyone.  For example when Toyota did a recall due to steering issues, the conversation at my office was basically:

A:  Haha, Toyota is recalling another 3 million.  Look at all their supply chain problems now that they're number one, suckers.
B:  Hmm, it says here the recall is due to a part made by Vendor X.
A:  Wait, wait, didn't we buy that part from Vendor X as well?
B:  Yes, we have 5 million cars on the road with that part.
A:  fark, I'll go draft the recall paperwork.

That said, Toyota hasn't handled their ascension to world's largest auto marker that well.  Lots of growing pains in that supply chain of theirs and the earthquake taking out some of their technical assets in Japan didn't help either.  We opted to embrace Toyota our top dog spot on the grounds while we might have 99 problems, the supply chain isn't one of them.

/offer to go abuse the resident engineers some more
//when the industry is in such a bad state, every supplier gets squeezed
/we could very well have bought the same airbags
 
2013-02-01 01:28:55 PM  
submitted this 2 days ago with a better headline, after reading about it 3 days prior on reddit
 
2013-02-01 01:51:24 PM  
They do anything to address the their absolute failure in crash tests yet?
 
2013-02-01 02:46:32 PM  

tbhouston: submitted this 2 days ago with a better headline, after reading about it 3 days prior on reddit


You're not one of the anointed few.
 
2013-02-01 03:19:52 PM  
Problems with airbags and wipers? Better slow down! Oh, wait...
 
2013-02-01 03:44:51 PM  

ha-ha-guy: We opted to embrace Toyota our top dog spot on the grounds while we might have 99 problems, the supply chain isn't one of them.


I just wanted to say, I think it's great that non-native English speakers such as yourself visit Fark.
 
2013-02-01 04:11:17 PM  
Good headline Subby
 
2013-02-01 04:58:21 PM  
A * B * C = X, and X > Y this time.
 
2013-02-01 08:58:29 PM  

DownDaRiver: Good headline Subby


Agreed.

I work for a Toyota vendor. None of our products have been part of a recall. Knock on wood.
 
2013-02-01 11:36:54 PM  

Katie98_KT: Wait, is this the thread where we make a big deal out of it? The airbags are inflating when they're NOT needed.


Because that's no big deal.Hooray for lowered expectations.
 
2013-02-02 09:26:04 AM  

Katie98_KT: Wait, is this the thread where we make a big deal out of it? The airbags are inflating when they're NOT needed. (fyi, I have been in an accident when the airbags inflated, and the brush burn motherfarking HURT, but seriously?).


Yeah, airbags going off randomly and causing crashes.  No biggie.

Seems like the Japanese do software about as well as the Germans do wiring.
 
2013-02-02 09:32:17 AM  
I get that folks don't trust American cars.  I think the reasons are outdated, but I understand where they're coming from.  But if you're going to buy an import, the Koreans blow the Japanese away these days.
 
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