Editor’s Note: Toyota recently expanded this recall to include: nearly 160,000 2004 and 2005 RAV4 SUVs; an additional 177,000 2003 and 2004 Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs.
Toyota is recalling specific Tundra trucks to fix airbags provided by Takata. These airbags have been causing havoc throughout the automotive segment with multiple manufactures issuing recalls.
On Tuesday, May 11, 2015, Ford Motor Company announced it was recalling 12,300 mostly new 2015 Ford F-150 trucks due to a part not being properly attached. This part could fall off and cause a loss of steering control.
As expected, it has happened. A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge has ruled the “new” General Motors isn’t liable for some of the ignition-switch defects that occurred prior to the bankruptcy. If you are following along that responsibility falls on the “old” General Motors. A shell company comprised of bad assets.
The March, 2015 sales numbers are in and one thing is certain – Toyota is hot right now. This is in contrast to both GM and Ford posting losses and FCA eking out a meager gain. In fact, the light-duty truck side of Toyota posted its best sales in March ever.
In the next few weeks, Toyota is poised to green light its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico. While the first Mexico plant is noteworthy, the bigger deal for truck fans is the end of the expansion freeze.