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Akio Toyoda – Acceleration Recalls Are Turning Point

The record $1.2B fine Toyota recently paid to settle criminal probes into the unintended acceleration issue have a silver lining according to Toyota President Akio Toyoda. It is a turning point for them and the industry. Toyota consumers can expect more ticky-tacky recalls and a re-commitment to quality. Get ready for a new Toyota.

Akio Toyoda - Acceleration Recalls Are Turning Point

Toyota is paying a large fine to settle a criminal probe. This settlement will bring many changes to the company.

Toyota Manufacturing Reverses Course – More Humans, Less Robots

The big news from Toyota manufacturing lately is a pretty radical change in philosophy. Instead of adding more robots and pumping up production, Toyota says it wants to reduce the number of robots it uses and add more humans.

Why would they do this? They want to improve their product quality – profits be damned.

Toyota Manufacturing Reverses Course - More Humans, Less Robots

Toyota is rethinking its production and may use less robots.

2014 “Truck of the Year” on FIRE – Apparently Literally

Have you heard about the 2015 GMC Yukon that caught fire? Apparently, it is being recalled due to a possible fire risk. So is the North American “Truck of the Year” – GM Twins. With already millions of cars being recalled over ignition switch failures, GM is on FIRE lately. Really, fire.

2014 "Truck of the Year" on FIRE - Apparently Literally

GM is recalling ALL of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups it has built. They apparently have a fire risk.

MSN Autos Trucks to Avoid – GM, Ford, RAM

Quite often, automotive websites publish opinions on best/worst cars/trucks to buy and normally, they are filled with no-brainers. Yet, a list on MSN Autos has all three domestic trucks РGM, Ford, RAM Рas trucks to avoid.  Yep, its true! Here is why they say you should avoid them.

MSN Autos Trucks to Avoid - GM, Ford, RAM

MSN Autos says this 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost is a truck to avoid.

BorgWarner Increases Toyota Tundra Transfer Case Production

On Friday, March 21, 2014, BorgWarner officials announced that their production of the two-speed, part-time four-wheel drive transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra will add 150 jobs. The jobs will be added at the South Carolina production facility.

BorgWarner Increases Toyota Tundra Transfer Case Production

This is the BorgWarner transfer case that features electronic shift-on-the-fly technology. (PRNewsFoto/BorgWarner Inc.)

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