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.
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.
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.
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 – GM, Ford, RAM – as trucks to avoid. Yep, its true! Here is why they say you should avoid them.
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.