Toyota

Since the Dilly, Dally, Delay & Stall Law Firms are adding their billable hours, the Toyota U.S.A. and Route 44 Toyota posts have been separated here:

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

This & that.....


This & that.....



GOP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN


GOP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN



Stormy Daniels


Stormy Daniels




GOP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN


GOP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN



Trump MAKES CHINA GREAT AGAIN!



Trump MAKES CHINA GREAT AGAIN!




Trump’s Older Sister Worries About Him: ‘Donnie’s Acting Like A Nutjob’


Trump’s Older Sister Worries About Him: ‘Donnie’s Acting Like A Nutjob’




Your News Sources



Your News Sources



Melania Trump Plagiarizes AGAIN!


Melania Trump Plagiarizes AGAIN!




Trump: Babies Should Not Be Born In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy, This ‘Has To Change’ (VIDEO)


Trump: Babies Should Not Be Born In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy, This ‘Has To Change’ (VIDEO)




Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather


Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather



TRUMP'S INAUGURATION MONEY IS STILL MISSING ONE YEAR AFTER HIS ADMINISTRATION TOOK CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE


TRUMP'S INAUGURATION MONEY IS STILL MISSING ONE YEAR AFTER HIS ADMINISTRATION TOOK CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE



Drumpf's Incomprehensible Ignorance


Drumpf's Incomprehensible Ignorance



This & That......


This & That......



Bill McKibben | The Resistance to Trump Will Be Local


Bill McKibben | The Resistance to Trump Will Be Local



Victory




Victory



Government Shutdown


Government Shutdown



Week of January 15, 2018


Week of January 15, 2018



Andy Borowitz | Trump Fears Next Election Will Be Decided by Americans


Andy Borowitz | Trump Fears Next Election Will Be Decided by Americans



Charles Pierce | Who Else Was Handling Russian Money in 2016?


Charles Pierce | Who Else Was Handling Russian Money in 2016?



Misreporting Ahed Tamimi, Tweeting MLK, Labor & #MeToo...


Misreporting Ahed Tamimi, Tweeting MLK, Labor & #MeToo...



Wells Fargo, Ending Its Appeal, Settles Whistleblower's $577K Retaliation Case


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Steven Spielberg: The Urgency to Make 'The Post' Was Because of Trump's Administration


Steven Spielberg: The Urgency to Make 'The Post' Was Because of Trump's Administration



Friday, January 19, 2018

FBI Investigating Whether Russian Money Went to NRA to Help Trump


FBI Investigating Whether Russian Money Went to NRA to Help Trump




MASSterList: Scared witnesses | Now what? | Tuning out news


MASSterList: Scared witnesses | Now what? | Tuning out news




Republican Party Implodes


Republican Party Implodes




POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook: WOMEN’S MARCH returns — ROSENBERG PROBE complications — Prepping for SHUTDOWN


POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook: WOMEN’S MARCH returns — ROSENBERG PROBE complications — Prepping for SHUTDOWN




Progressive Breakfast: Trump Fills The Swamp To Exploit College Students



Progressive Breakfast: Trump Fills The Swamp To Exploit College Students



Trump Believes Terrorist Attack Could Save GOP in 2018


Trump Believes Terrorist Attack Could Save GOP in 2018




Charles Pierce | How Do You Screw Up the National Parks? Ryan Zinke Is on the Case.


Charles Pierce | How Do You Screw Up the National Parks? Ryan Zinke Is on the Case.




Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kagan Questions US Solicitor's Absence in Labor Case


Kagan Questions US Solicitor's Absence in Labor Case




SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN CONGRESS - RESIGN NOW!





SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN CONGRESS - RESIGN NOW!



Progressive Breakfast: A New American Dream for Jorge Garcia and All Of Us


Progressive Breakfast: A New American Dream for Jorge Garcia and All Of Us




Betsy Woodruff | Will Russia Investigators Crack Steve Bannon 'Like an Egg'?


Betsy Woodruff | Will Russia Investigators Crack Steve Bannon 'Like an Egg'?




*****TAKATA EXPLODING AIRBAG RECALLS*****



These are some of the victims that we are aware of who were killed by TAKATA'S EXPLODING AIRBAGS. 

If your vehicle is recalled, please protect your life and that of your family by responding to the RECALL. 








14 automakers list more models in Takata recall


Detroit – U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.
Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include many made by Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler Vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar-Land Rover, McLaren and Volkswagen. Toyota, Ford and Honda released some of their models last week.
Earlier this month, Takata recalled an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expanded the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Models released Thursday are equipped with those inflators.
The company uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and fill air bags quickly in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister. That can hurl hot shrapnel into unsuspecting drivers and passengers. At least 21 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured.
The U.S. recalls, which are being managed by NHTSA, are being phased in over the next three years. Older models and those in states with high humidity and temperatures are getting priority.
Some of the recalls are limited to certain groups of states. To see if your vehicle is involved, go to www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and key in your 17-digit vehicle identification number. It can be found on your registration and is stamped on the driver’s side dashboard. Automakers and the government say the recall repairs should be done as soon as possible.
The latest recalls are part of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history, with 19 automakers having to recall up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles. The problem brought a criminal conviction and fine against Takata and forced the Japanese company into bankruptcy protection.
Here are the models posted Thursday:
FORD: 327,796 vehicles including the 2013 Ford Mustang; 2010 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang and Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr, and Mercury Milan, 2009 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang and Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr, and Mercury Milan.
NISSAN: 52,614 vehicles including the 2009-2012 Versa Hatchback and 2011 Versa Sedan.
MERCEDES-BENZ: 132,167 vehicles including certain 2013 C250, C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C350, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 Coupe, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, E550 Cabrio, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E550 Coupe, GLK350 4Matic, GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic, GLK350, SLS Coupe, SLS AMG GT Coupe, and SLS Roadster; certain 2010 C300, C300 4Matic, C63 AMG, E350 Coupe, E550 Coupe, GLK350, and GLK350 4Matic vehicles; certain 2009 C300, C300 4Matic, C63 AMG, and C350 vehicles.
FERRARI: 1,073 vehicles including certain 2013 California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, FF, and F12 Berlinetta vehicles.
DAIMLER VANS: 17,413 vehicles including certain 2013 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles.
TOYOTA: 15,000 vehicles including certain Toyota Yaris cars from 2010 through 2012.
TESLA: 17,846 of the 2013 Model S.
BMW: 41,808 vehicles including the 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d vehicles and 2009-2013 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M; 2007-2010 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X5 xDrive35d, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M; 2007-2009 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xdrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X5 xDrive35d, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M.
FIAT CHRYSLER: 317,000 vehicles including 2009-2013 Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles, and 2009-2011 Dodge Dakota; certain 2009-2010 RAM 4500 Cab Chassis, RAM 5500 Cab Chassis, RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger; certain 2009 RAM 3500, RAM 2500, RAM 4500 Cab Chassis, RAM 5500 Cab Chassis, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Aspen, RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles.
MAZDA: 70,918 vehicles including certain 2013 Mazda6 and CX-9s; 2009 and 2010 Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9s.; certain 2009 and 2010 RX-8s; certain 2009 B-Series trucks. Mazda previously announced 159 2006 B-Series trucks.
SUBARU: 229,538 vehicles including certain 2009-2010 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outbacks; 2009-2013 Legacy, Forester, Tribeca, WRX and Outbacks; 2009-2011 Imprezas.
JAGUAR-LAND ROVER: 36,520 vehicles including certain 2009-2012 Land Rover Range Rovers; certain 2009-2015 Jaguar XFs.
MCLAREN: 231 vehicles including certain 2013 MP4-12Cs.
VOLKSWAGEN: 10,166 vehicles including 2009-2011 Audi A6 Avant, A6 Sedan and S6 vehicles; certain 2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet and S4 Cabriolet vehicles.





MASSterList: No Pablo hunt | 'Hard left turn' | Nurses vs Nurses


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Andy Borowitz | White House Microwave Confirms That Trump Said "Shithole"


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Alfred W. McCoy | The World According to Trump: Or How to Build a Wall and Lose an Empire


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Jonathan Chait | If Trump Fires Mueller, Republicans Won't Object




Jonathan Chait | If Trump Fires Mueller, Republicans Won't Object





Progressive Breakfast: Enormously Lucky Man? Or Ultra-Deserving Deep Pocket?


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MASSterList Shutdown games | Hard breakup | Tiptoeing around Trump


MASSterList Shutdown games | Hard breakup | Tiptoeing around Trump




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GABRIEL GOMEZ? Another Wack-A-Ding Wannabe!





TOYOTA, YARIS, PONTIAC VIBE, LEXUS AIRBAG RECALLS


U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall and MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you.

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.
To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool.
NHTSA Recall ID Number :18V024
Manufacturer :Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Subject :Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
MakeModelModel Years
LEXUSES3502009-2010
LEXUSGX4602010, 2013
LEXUSIS 2502009-2010, 2013
LEXUSIS 250C2010, 2013
LEXUSIS 3502009-2010, 2013
LEXUSIS 350C2010, 2013
LEXUSIS F2009-2010, 2013
PONTIACVIBE2009-2010
SCIONXB2009-2010, 2013
TOYOTA4RUNNER2010, 2013
TOYOTACOROLLA2009-2010, 2013
TOYOTACOROLLA MATRIX2009-2010, 2013
TOYOTASIENNA2013
TOYOTAYARIS2009-2010
What is a recall?
When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. That can be done by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car.
What should I do if my vehicle is included in this recall?
If your vehicle is included in this recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed.You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.
Thank you for your attention to this important safety matter and for your commitment to helping save lives on America's roadways.
Additional Resources 
Understanding Vehicle Recalls 
Recalls FAQ 
Thank you,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
United States Department of Transportation


To file a Vehicle safety-related complaint, please go online to our File a Complaint web page, or call us toll-free at 1-888-327-4236.
To find out more about NHTSA, visit nhtsa.gov, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall and MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you.

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.
To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool.
NHTSA Recall ID Number :18V025
Manufacturer :Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Subject :Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
MakeModelModel Years
TOYOTAYARIS2010-2012
What is a recall?
When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. That can be done by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car.
What should I do if my vehicle is included in this recall?
If your vehicle is included in this recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.
Thank you for your attention to this important safety matter and for your commitment to helping save lives on America's roadways.
Additional Resources 
Understanding Vehicle Recalls 
Recalls FAQ 
Thank you,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
United States Department of Transportation


To file a Vehicle safety-related complaint, please go online to our File a Complaint web page, or call us toll-free at 1-888-327-4236.
To find out more about NHTSA, visit nhtsa.gov, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Masha Gessen | How Donald Trump Degrades Us All




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After Kozinski Scandal, Federal Judiciary to Review Courthouse Conduct Rules



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****Even as the MERCERS run attack ads against Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Chamber of Commerce targets the Senator, voters in Massachusetts are funding her campaign. 

Senator Warren created the CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU [CFPB], the only federal agency that protects CONSUMERS. 

CFPB investigated and pursued the outrageous conduct of WELLS FARGO, among others. 

Wealthy Wall Street Weasel Steve Mnuchin, known as the Foreclosure King,  has neutered it. 

Massachusetts Voters: Beware of the PROPAGANDA from wealthy sources. 




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Dan Rather | MLK and the "Firm Dissent" That Is Needed Now


Dan Rather | MLK and the "Firm Dissent" That Is Needed Now




Monday, January 15, 2018

Juan Cole | What Africa Taught the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.



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US AFRICOM Blacklists Reporter Nick Turse As “Not A Legitimate Journalist”


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Dan Rather | America Is Diminished Today in the Eyes of the World



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Robert Reich | Hawaii Says Someone "Pushed the Wrong Button"


Robert Reich | Hawaii Says Someone "Pushed the Wrong Button"




Sunday, January 14, 2018

GOP Trey Gowdy [R-SC]: The Republican OXYMORON!


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CLG Founder and NYU Professor Michael Rectenwald Sues NYU, University Colleagues for Defamation


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bill McKibben | New York City Just Declared War on the Oil Industry


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Andy Borowitz | Trump Demands Poem on Statue of Liberty Be Revised to Exclude Shithole Countries



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Charles Pierce | How Much More of Trump's Insanity Are We Willing to Take?



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Naomi Klein | NYC Is Taking a Game Changing First in Turning the World Right Side Up


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Holy crap | Comeback kid | Glutton for punishment?


Holy crap | Comeback kid | Glutton for punishment?




Progressive Breakfast: Time to Hold Democrats' Feet to the Fire


Progressive Breakfast: Time to Hold Democrats' Feet to the Fire




Medical Charity Brings First Amendment Challenge Against HHS


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POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook ROSENBERG's return — NATIONAL GRID drops rate hike — Poll: BIDEN, OPRAH top WARREN in 2020




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John Kiriakou | A Warning for Democrats, and Indeed for All Americans


John Kiriakou | A Warning for Democrats, and Indeed for All Americans




Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ford Says Certain Ranger Pickups Should Stop Being Driven Immediately after Second Airbag-Related Death



If you own a vehicle that has an EXPLODING TAKATA AIRBAGM 

for your safety, PLEASE get it taken care of. 







Ford Says Certain Ranger Pickups Should Stop Being Driven Immediately after Second Airbag-Related Death

 JANUARY 11, 2018

After confirming a second death related to a ruptured Takata airbag in a 2006 Ranger, Ford is telling owners of 2902 affected pickup trucks to stop driving them immediately. The automaker said Thursday that parts are available now for fixes, and it’s contacting the vehicles’ owners. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Ford will also send mobile repair teams to owners’ homes, tow vehicles to a local dealership for repair, and/or provide loaner vehicles.
Ford said it was notified on December 22 about a fatal crash involving a 2006 Ranger that happened last July in West Virginia and confirmed that it linked the death to a ruptured driver’s-side Takata airbag inflator. The automaker inspected the vehicle and found that the inflator was made by the Japanese supplier on the same day as another such part that was blamed for a fatal crash. That one was also in a 2006 Ford Ranger and occurred in South Carolina in December 2015. The affected pickups were built at Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant from August 10, 2005, to December 15, 2005. There are 2712 such trucks in the United States and its territories and 190 in Canada, Ford said.
Globally to date, there have been 21 deaths (including 19 in Honda vehicles) and hundreds of injuries related to the faulty Takata part. Its inflators can explode on airbag deployment, sending metal pieces flying through the vehicle’s cabin. Although the unprecedented safety recall currently spans some 34 million vehicles in the United States, until Ford’s announcement on Thursday only Honda had singled out a specific group of its affected vehicles that should not be driven. Known as Alpha Hondas, they include the 2001–2002 Accord and Civic, the 2002 Honda CR-V and Odyssey, the 2002–2003 Acura 3.2TL, the 2003 Acura 3.2CL, and the 2003 Honda Pilot. A Honda spokesperson told Car and Driver in November that it estimates there are about 100,000 such vehicles on the road and still in need of repair.
U.S. safety regulators have otherwise said the millions of other vehicles affected by the recall are more safe to drive with the recalled airbags still active, because they are far more likely to inflate properly than to rupture in a crash. Ford Ranger pickups from model years 2004 through 2011 had already been part of the Takata airbag recall, which will span some 65 to 70 million vehicles in the United States by 2019, according to NHTSA. See our master list here.
In overseeing the Takata airbag recall, NHTSA has divided affected vehicles into 12 priority groups that correspond to the risk of airbag explosion based on a vehicle’s age and its exposure to heat and humidity. Independent testing has found that the faulty airbag inflators are most likely to rupture after long-term exposure to temperature fluctuations and moisture, so older vehicles and those located in high-humidity parts of the country are considered top priorities for repair.

Owners can check to see if their vehicle is affected and get information by entering their vehicle’s VIN on NHTSA’s online recall lookup tool.