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Just a week after a floor-mat flaw caused Toyota's (TM) biggest U.S. recall, the company's...

Just a week after a floor-mat flaw caused Toyota's (TM) biggest U.S. recall, the company's Tundra truck is drawing an investigation by U.S. regulators over "severe" frame corrosion that might cause brake failure - more bad news for a company that's at least a little off track.
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  • Windsun33
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    More proof that American cars just suck and fall apart.

     

    Oh.. wait.. Toyota...
    7 Oct 2009, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • coloneldebugger
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    They are made in the USA (Texas, to be exact). But honestly, who would expect tundra to last long in the San Antonio sun?

     

    On Oct 07 01:29 PM Windsun33 wrote:

     

    > More proof that American cars just suck and fall apart.
    >
    > Oh.. wait.. Toyota...
    7 Oct 2009, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Niner
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    I can but remember just a few months ago when Toyota was held up as all that was right with an auto manufacturer and how in part this was because of their non union workforce and their celebrated business model. In the months that have past since this celebration, Toyota has taken government money (Japans), experienced their first losses in years and face recalls and safety issues that could rival Ford's exploding gas tanks of years gone by. Are we seeing cracks in the armor?
    7 Oct 2009, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    Sun does not normally cause corrosion in frames of trucks. Perhaps with that name, they are cold weather only trucks, so I guess global warming is causing the frames to corrode.

     

    On Oct 07 01:33 PM coloneldebugger wrote:

     

    > They are made in the USA (Texas, to be exact). But honestly, who
    > would expect tundra to last long in the San Antonio sun?
    7 Oct 2009, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    How can you screw up a floormat? When you see stories like that, read: Class-action lawsuit preparation, not faulty floormats.
    7 Oct 2009, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • Niner
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    and they have already had one recall to fix the same or similar problem!

     

    On Oct 07 01:44 PM Tony Petroski wrote:

     

    > How can you screw up a floormat? When you see stories like that,
    > read: Class-action lawsuit preparation, not faulty floormats.
    7 Oct 2009, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • frosty
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    Who makes the frames? My son's 2 Hyundais had exactly the same problem. I wonder if there is a connection? My wife's Subaru has the floor mat problem - it creeps up under the gas pedal and can cause it to stick.

     

    Buy Ford/Chevy!
    7 Oct 2009, 03:12 PM Reply Like
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