Will Toyota’s recalls make you less likely to purchase one of their cars?

L.A. Times 2012/11/14 17:36:00
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Toyota Motor Corp. announced two safety recalls for its flagship Prius hybrid. The automaker said the steering intermediate extension shafts in 670,000 Prius cars sold in the U.S. need to be inspected and in some cases replaced. And 350,000 of those hybrids also will have to have their electric water pumps replaced. Toyota will recall another 2 million vehicles worldwide, including the Prius and the Corolla, to fix the same problems.

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  • Cunning Stunts 2012/11/22 11:20:59
    Cunning Stunts
    I'm currently saving for a new car and have considered a GT86 as a possible option.

    Then again I might just get a second 2002 Hyundai Elantra and do up my current car.

    2011 toyota gt86
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/11/20 18:11:37
  • LeroyRogers 2012/11/20 18:07:04
    i'd buy a recalled toyota with 500,000 miles on it before i'd buy a new nissan.
  • LissFirefly 2012/11/20 10:57:47
    They make more faulty cars. Never planned on getting a Toyota anyway. I love my Mini Cooper though. His name is Sheldon.
  • Avi Rosen 2012/11/20 10:09:14
    Avi Rosen
    It only shows they care and recall when a problem is found.
  • strawberry 2012/11/20 06:04:40
    It seems odd after being such a reputable car Toyota suddenly has so many problems. I believe this is not the case with Toyotas made in Japan. This could be a conspiracy from General Motors.
  • flowerlady112 2012/11/20 05:20:04 (edited)
    I would never buy one anyway. Not my kind of vehicle. I need a truck or SUV. Besides I only buy American. My 2000 Chevy Blazer has 144,000 miles on it and still going strong. My next vehicle purchase will be a Jeep Rubicon.
  • Katherine 2012/11/20 05:14:10
    But I would like to be the last person on earth to own a flagrantly gas guzzling car.
  • Miss Fiona 2012/11/20 04:54:30
    Miss Fiona
    I was never a firm believer in Toyota.
  • KittyKat 2012/11/20 04:33:53
    Thats all my grandpa drives
  • Harriet M Welch 2012/11/20 01:55:49
    Harriet M Welch
    I am just pretty excited to read that they actually DID the recall.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/11/20 01:18:23
    Toyota has a good name as a very dependable manufacturer so no a recall should not hurt them.
  • harasnicole 2012/11/20 01:00:51
    lol I don't even drive.
  • dennis m 2012/11/19 23:06:15
    dennis m
    nah theyll bounce back, they always do
  • albert 2012/11/19 22:58:55
    not going to buy a car soon. I just will keep driving my jeep wrangler.
  • Georgia50 2012/11/19 19:15:14 (edited)
    Toyota and Honda still have the most cars on the road after 20 years than all other manufacturers. That is the bottom line.

    We have two Toyotas and they never need serviced outside of regular maintenance items.
  • Nat Turner 2012/11/19 17:35:12 (edited)
    Nat Turner
    I would like to buy USA only! Toyota is Chinese!
  • V~POTL~... Nat Turner 2012/11/20 20:39:29
    Actually, Toyota is Japanese. And some of their cars are made in the US.

    There are some domestic cars that are mostly imported, and some foreign cars that are mostly US-made. If you buy a GM or Chrysler, you might end up with a relabeled Opel or Fiat. Or you can buy a Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, or BMW and end up with a US-made car.

    No matter what kind of car you buy, the parts will be made all over the world.
  • Nat Turner V~POTL~... 2012/11/22 00:22:36
    Nat Turner
    I'm glad for the correction, I really thought Toyota was Chinese, we still have some factory's here in the Motor City ( Detroit) and I don't think they will be here long.
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/11/19 12:59:56
    Not like I'm going to be purchasing a new car for awhile, love my mini!!
  • chrystal97 2012/11/19 03:58:12
    There are recalls with every car manufacture, more so when it's a new model in recent years. I do think Toyota cares more about getting the car in the hands of the consumer than the safety of the car. These aren't little problems. These are major issues that have caused deaths or accidents.
  • joe keeney 2012/11/19 00:30:33
    joe keeney
    I got 07 Yaris & 09 Camry perfect.
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/11/18 18:56:45
    Pinball Wizard
    I like the Prius & Smart Car Fortwo but, I can do a lot to my Ford Focus myself & cheaper.
    It's a 2002 w/ 75K on it.
  • e0wYn 2012/11/18 18:07:54
    Whether there's a recall or not I never dream to drive a prius. I like an enjoyable ride. Life is short and I kinda wanna enjoy a little of this and a little bit of that. When people say it's just a matter of getting from point A to point B. I sometimes relate this philosophy to eating. Just eat something boring cause it's gonna turn to feces no matter what lol...just my 2 cents on hybrid. I sure like my G35xS lol.
  • Ian 2012/11/18 08:02:53 (edited)
    I think that if any company,that stands up and says that they want to do the right thing to prevent someone from being hurt is doing the right thing.

    On the other hand if people were going to be a accident because of a fault on the car how much would it cost Toyota in litigation, so have they called the cars in because they are worried about us or worried about them.
  • Queen B 2012/11/18 06:17:01
    Queen B
    Never owned one, never intend to.
  • Dweezle 2012/11/18 00:41:30
    I had an old Toyota Starlet, I regretted having to get rid of it after buying my Exploder. The Starlet had over 260,000 miles on it. My Exploder has 248,000 miles on it.
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/11/18 00:02:39
    Raymond Allamby
    no way. i own toyotas, and have wrenched almost every brand of car, and motorcycle in the us, and i still say that dollar for dollar, toyota makes the best car in the world. every manufacturer has had recalls.
  • findthelight2000 2012/11/17 23:12:42
    The US cars are much better than they once were. It's time to invest in our own Country.
  • LeroyRo... findthe... 2012/11/20 18:11:41
    Chrysler is not a US company, it's Italian, and they make all they're crap in Mexico and Canada.

    Ford makes most of it's cars in Mexico and Canada.

    GM is importing parts from China and assembling them here and in Mexico.

    My Toyota Tacoma may be a Japanese owned company, but at least it was built here.
  • sharkhead 2012/11/17 22:45:48
    The Priuses are crap anyway. What I really like are their trucks.  tacoma toyota tundra
  • LeroyRo... sharkhead 2012/11/20 18:11:58
    Both made in Texas!
  • TooSweet 2012/11/17 22:23:58 (edited)
    I have never owned an Asian import of any kind,I prefer German engineering. My B mer

    My little toy.
  • e0wYn TooSweet 2012/11/18 18:16:25
    I agree. I'm saving money to trade my Infiniti G to an M3....It's gotta be better.
  • TooSweet e0wYn 2012/11/18 21:25:15
    Infiniti is so ghetto.
  • LeroyRo... TooSweet 2012/11/20 18:12:26
    not to mention that it's really just a nissan.
  • star 2012/11/17 19:28:56
    Sooner or later a lot of cars are recalled. I own a 2011 Camry.
  • ehrhornp 2012/11/17 16:36:54
    The Prius is a good car. I would buy another one. Have been very happy with it.
  • Car Chick 2012/11/17 16:18:07
    Car Chick
    ALL manufacturers have recalls. Toyota is issuing a voluntary recall to have these things taken care of. If you want to know who has recalls and what they are for you can go to http://www.safercar.gov/

    They have PDF files that show the last 6 months of recalls broken down by month, below is one taken directly from there:

    "Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2010, Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks, manufactured from July 1, 2009, through November 30, 2009, because a rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive.
    If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is M34."
  • Hopscotch 2012/11/17 04:27:16
    It's not the recalls, it's the premeditated MURDER they committed! They knew of the defaults and decided it was cheaper to pay the death claims, rather than to pay for the recalls. They knew it was going to happen and did NOTHING to stop it. That's criminal and they should all go to jail. I not only will never buy a Toyota, but I won't let anyone I care about ride in one. It's Russian roulette Baby, you don't know you lost until you die. jail buy toyota care ride russian roulette baby lost die

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