Toyota

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Route 44 Toyota Sold Me A Lemon



Friday, November 28, 2014

KinderCare case blames other driver


On the right of the screen [of ROUTE 44 TOYOTA SOLD ME A LEMON] is a search feature.

Click on Lily Quintus, KinderCare, Toyota Solara for additional information related to the article below.



This little charmer, Lily Quintus was killed when a RUNAWAY TOYOTA SOLARA struck her day care.



After Mr. Corchado struck the TOYOTA SOLARA, evidence indicates that the TOYOTA SOLARA WILDLY ACCELERATED, leaving skid marks that photos indicate were measured.



This seems similar to a TOYOTA ACCIDENT that killed this nice lady, Noriko Uno....



...this is her RUN-AWAY TOYOTA....



This young man, Koua Fong Lee was sent to prison after his RUNAWAY TOYOTA killed 3 people while TOYOTA sat by....[see A ROAD TO FREEDOM].....





WHAT OTHER VEHICLE WILDLY ACCELERATES AFTER BEING STRUCK?

HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?

Judge: KinderCare crash jury won't hear about earlier drug case

 
 


RSN: Oregon's GMO Labeling Vote Rises From the Dead: Statewide Recount Coming, President Obama Ready to Fight Congress on Legacy Issues, Including Clean Air



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Jane Ayers | Oregon's GMO Labeling Vote Rises From the Dead: Statewide Recount Coming
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Jane Ayers, Reader Supported News
Ayers writes: "Oregon's 'Mandatory Labeling of GMOs' initiative, Measure 92, has been the canary in the coal mine - crying out for air, not dead after all."
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Shoppers Say No to Black Thursday
Kathryn Vasel, CNN
Vasel reports: "Shoppers love a deal. But that love might not be unconditional."
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San Francisco Passes Historic Retail Workers Bill of Rights
Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress
Covert reports: "On Tuesday evening, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, the country's first-ever legislation aimed at improving life for retail employees."
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Ferguson Grand Jury Papers Full of Inconsistencies
Holbrook Mohr, David A. Lieb and Phillip Lucas, Associated Press
Excerpt: "An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong. For one, the autopsies ultimately showed Brown was not struck by any bullets in his back."
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Rep. Alan Grayson Renews Annual Vow to Take on Walmart Over Its Treatment of Workers
David Eldridge, Roll Call
Eldridge reports: "Ah, Thanksgiving: football, parades, turkey and stuffing, Rep. Alan Grayson going after Wal-Mart."
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President Obama Ready to Fight Congress on Legacy Issues, Including Clean Air
Julie Bykowicz, Bloomberg News
Bykowicz reports: "President Barack Obama sure seems itching for a fight - or a few - with the incoming Republican Congress."
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RSN: Pollution and Politics


Stunning article that doesn't even go far enough to explain that the BENEFITS, THE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS would more than justify any minor costs.

The Party of Pollution seems to be another appropriate label.

Who supports that?



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FOCUS: Paul Krugman | Pollution and Politics
Paul Krugman. (photo: NYT)
Paul Krugman, The New York Times
Krugman writes: "Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed regulations to curb emissions of ozone, which causes smog, not to mention asthma, heart disease and premature death."
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RSN: Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel




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FOCUS: Robert Parry | Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel
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Robert Parry, Consortium News
Parry writes: "The abrupt resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel - along with the failure to reach a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program on the same day - does not augur well for the last quarter of Barack Obama's presidency."
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US Agency Threatens To Act Against Air Bag Maker



Florida Woman Injured By Shrapnel From Takata Airbag





US Agency Threatens To Act Against Air Bag Maker

 
The airbag unit for the passenger seat of a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Takata Corp. faces its biggest recall crisis in almost two decades after defective airbag inflators led Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. to call back more than 3 million vehicles. (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The airbag unit for the passenger seat of a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle is seen at the company’s showroom in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Takata Corp. faces its biggest recall crisis in almost two decades after defective airbag inflators led Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. to call back more than 3 million vehicles. (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) — U.S. safety regulators have threatened airbag maker Takata Corp. with fines and legal action, if they do not admit the driver’s air bag inflators are defective and agree to a nationwide recall.

In a letter to Takata’s Washington office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Japanese company until Tuesday to file paperwork declaring a defect and expanding the recall from high-humidity states to the full nation.

The company’s air bags have been blamed for at least five deaths and multiple injuries worldwide. They can inflate with too much force, blowing apart a mental canister and spewing shrapnel.

READ: Florida Woman Injured By Shrapnel From Takata Airbag

The letter is the first step in a legal process to compel a nationwide recall. To do so, the agency must determine that there’s a safety defect and hold a public hearing. Then it can go to court. It can also fine the company up to $7,000 per vehicle with defective inflators, and NHTSA says there are millions on the road today.

“Be assured that we will use all of our authority and resources,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

Takata has maintained that the air bag problems are caused by prolonged exposure to airborne moisture, and that there’s no need for a national recall. Moisture can make the chemical propellant in the air bags burn too fast. Boundaries of the recall zone vary by manufacturer, but generally it covers Gulf Coast states, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and some U.S. territories.

A company spokesman was working on a response Wednesday.

In the letter, NHTSA says Takata hasn’t safety defect papers as demanded by the agency Nov. 18.

The company, the letter said, has not explained why two driver’s side air bag inflators ruptured outside the high-humidity areas.

“Despite the severe consequences of air bag ruptures and mounting data demonstrating a safety defect, Takata responded that it did not agree with NHTSA’s basis for a nationwide recall,” the letter stated.

The agency cites inflator ruptures that injured drivers in California and North Carolina as justification for the national recall.

About 8 million vehicles from 10 manufacturers have been recalled in the U.S., and 14 million worldwide. The vehicles have Takata driver or passenger air bags, or both. So far the government is not seeking a national recall of passenger air bags, saying that data doesn’t support it outside of high-humidity areas.

NHTSA also is moving to get automakers to agree to minimum boundaries for the passenger air bag recalls in high-humidity areas with average dew points of 60 degrees or higher.

Its first target was Chrysler. In a letter Tuesday, NHTSA told the company to expand its recall and accused it of moving too slowly to notify car owners. The company says it’s working on a response.

Chrysler is recalling more than 371,000 older vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But NHTSA says the passenger air bags can malfunction in a wider area that adds southern Georgia; areas along the Gulf Coast in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas; and Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

Other automakers with smaller recall zones will be asked to take similar action.

NHTSA demanded that Chrysler start notifying owners of the recall starting no later than Monday. In response, Chrysler said it would move notification from Dec. 19 to Dec. 8. The company also said a committee will consider expanding the recall on Monday.

Recently NHTSA has gotten tough with Takata on the air bag issue, but lawmakers have criticized the agency for a slow and haphazard response.



http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/11/26/us-agency-threatens-to-act-against-air-bag-maker/#comments




 

Toyota share price down, launches a global recall due to Takata related safety concerns




Toyota share price down, launches a global recall due to Takata related safety concerns

November 27, 2014 2:23 pm
 
 
 


 
Toyota Motor Corp said it has launched a global vehicle recall in order to change the potentially dangerous air bags produced by Takata Corp.
 
The Japanese car manufacturer said it would pull back around 57 000 vehicles equipped with Takata-made airbags, as safety issues related to ruptured air bag inflators are far from over.
 
Since 2008 more than 16 million vehicles have been recalled due to the faulty air bag inflator, which may explode and burst metal fragments into the car. Last week Honda Motor Co also launched a car recall over the same problem.
 
Toyota said it has no knowledge of any injuries or deaths linked to the recall, which includes its Vitz cars, also known as Yaris in some markets, and RAV4 crossover models made between December 2002 and March 2004. Around 40 000 of the recalled vehicles are in Japan, 6 000 in Europe and the remaining 11 000 are located outside of North America.
 
Daihatsu Motor Co, a subsidiary of Toyota, also launched a recall in Japan, including 27 571 Mira cars constructed between December 2002 and May 2003 for the same reason. According to Japan’s transport ministry official around 2.6 million vehicles have been pulled back due to concerns over air bag safety.
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Takata until December 2 to launch a recall that finds a defect in the “driver’s side air-bag inflators and is nationwide in scope.” If the company does not comply, the NHTSA may force a recall and issue civil fines of up to $7 000 per violation.
 
“Takata has provided no justification for limiting the geographic scope to the high absolute humidity region” said Frank Boris, head of NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation.
 
Shintaro Niimura analyst at Nomura Credit Research, said that US recall driver-side costs could go up to ¥70 billion, he also warned that Takata could need almost ¥200 billion of reserves in the event of a US nationwide recall that includes passenger-side air bags.
 
“If the company makes any missteps, we cannot say that there is ‘zero’ chance of the company dying a sudden death – that is, being hit with excessive debt or facing a cash-insolvency bankruptcy” Mr. Niimura said.
 
Toyota Motor Corp lost 0.46% on Wednesday and closed at ¥7 147 in Tokyo, marking a one-year increase of 13.09%. The company is valued at ¥24.54 trillion. According to the Financial Times, the 25 analysts offering 12-month price targets for Toyota Motor Corp have a median target of ¥8 200, with a high estimate of ¥9 400 and a low estimate of ¥7 000. The median estimate represents a 14.73% increase from the last price of ¥7 147.



http://www.binarytribune.com/2014/11/27/toyota-share-price-down-launches-a-global-recall-due-to-takata-related-safety-concerns/

Fatal TOYOTA Crash





Woman killed in Route 287 car accident in Wanaque
November 27, 2014

By Jim Norman and John Seasly
staff writers The Record


Fatal car accident killed one woman on Route 287 southbound in Haskell.
Tariq Zehawi
Fatal car accident killed one woman on Route 287 southbound in Haskell.


WANAQUE — A Kinnelon woman driving south on Route 287 was killed Thursday when her car was struck by an SUV near the Ringwood Avenue exit, state police said.

Jennifer Pechko, 43, was backing her white Toyota convertible up on the shoulder around 7 a.m., lost control of it, and it swung around into the traffic lanes of the interstate highway. A sport utility vehicle with four people in it smashed into the passenger side of the convertible, slamming it into the left-lane barrier of the highway, police said.

Pechko was declared dead at the scene and the four people in the SUV were treated for minor injuries, police said.

The left and center lanes of the southbound side of the highway were closed for several hours while the wreckage was cleared.



http://www.northjersey.com/news/woman-killed-in-route-287-car-accident-in-wanaque-1.1142730