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Korean Consumers Turn Backs on Toyota

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I’m really into cars so I’m going to post this.  Because Toyota screwed up majorly on this one, the issue is being (relatively-speaking) bigger than it should be.  Car manufacturers constantly recall vehicles with issues ranging anywhere from faulty wipers to things more serious such as these haywire accelerator pedals on Camrys, RAV4s, Priuses (there’s more but I don’t remember).

Now I’m not downplaying this issue as there were a few deaths resulting in this including the family killed in California when their loaner ES350 went out of control.  Toyota’s biggest mistake was the time it took them to admit that there was even an issue.  Perhaps there were still riding the wave of becoming the world’s largest automaker, overtaking GM, with record sales last year (Camry is among the best-selling cars in the U.S. along with Corolla).

Okay, they messed up big time and they should have notified customers way before.  If they did, then they wouldn’t have to put a halt on selling cars which is obviously hurting them the most.  Recalls should have commenced immediately and this would likely be a non-issue by now.

That said, I like Toyotas (and Lexuses) and believe that they are quality cars.  The issue was pinpointed to the mechanical problem with the pedals to a group of cars sold in certain countries but other than that, they’re great cars.  I understand that some including the Korean consumers mentioned in the article would be weary of purchasing a Toyota or Lexus now even though the cars sold here don’t have that issue, but it wouldn’t definitely stop me from buying one in the future.

I’m sure that Hyundai, RSM, and Daewoo are loving this though.

Just my two cents.


Written by recruiterinkorea

February 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

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  1. I can tell you my friends in Detroit are also doing backflips.


    February 5, 2010 at 8:29 pm

  2. […] a comment » I’ve discussed Toyota’s current woes here before.  Looks like (in my humble opinion) that Hyundai is trying to make itself look good by recalling a […]

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