• Aug 8, 2006
More recall woes for Toyota. The company's Tundra pickup may have its second recall in two years, pending the results of an NHTSA investigation into more suspension part failures.

In 2005, Toyota recalled 775,000 Tundra and Tacoma pickups, and the Sequoia and 4Runner SUVs because of ball joint problems that could lead to suspension failure. The current investigation is taking a new look at continued complaints of suspension problems with 2003 and 2004 Tundras.

The NHTSA has 142 incidents of ball joint failure on file, with two-thirds of the failures occuring on four-wheel drive models.

Thanks for the tip, Ryan!

[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Below is Ryan's comment on Jeep Liberty ball joint recall from last week:

      6. What do you expect from the makes of the NEON?

      Posted at 11:43AM on Aug 2nd 2006 by Ryan 0 stars

      Gee Ryan looks like 2 recalls in one day for the "Vaunted Quality" of Toyota. Tundra ball joints and Sienna liftgate struts.

      My point as before is the manufacturer's (perceived?) quality is sometimes compromised by the supplier of the vended parts they use. Liftgate struts, ball joints etc.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, Toyota is known for its quality and integrity. It is a responsible company so it is calling off the Tundra pickups and we can see better quality in their next versions. It is better to learn from failures. That is the Japanese quality concept.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #15

      I just got off the Sienna recall board and man my fingers are tired.

      I could not agree more about the unions sucking the life out of American car makers.

      I mean, help me understand. Ford and GM are suffering financially and these folks have the balls to threaten strikes and bring production to a standstill? That's like cutting your own nose off, right?

      Plus, I like Nissan, Toyota and Honda. No unions, just big cane poles. Someone screws up, they're getting a sharp crack across the arse.
      • 8 Years Ago
      well we learn something new every day... 775,000 morons and counting...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Surprise, surprise! The government's FINALLY getting onto toyota to own up to their mistakes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      2. Bring it on.... I cant wait to hear the Toyota lovers talk about this one.

      Please tell me how good Toyota built there cars and trucks....

      Posted at 1:12PM on Aug 8th 2006 by Oshawa forever

      My poor misguided Oshawa neighbour. Two houses down the street from me lives an employee from your beloved plant and he does not share your optimism. My neighbour, who thanks God every day that he's educated enough to move on, is very confident when he says the once mighty GM is done, and they will not mount a comeback! He has heard some good news through the grapevine though that lineworkers there might be lucky enough to make history as the next NUMMI plant. It only makes sense, Toyota's quality issues are only attributed to the demand put on them to produce the record numbers of vehicles needed for GM's former customers. I hope everyone there enjoys the thought of building a Camry in their future!

      Soon everyone will be asking GM WHO?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well if you have kids, you better hope that Co's like FOMOCO and GM are here. Otherwise your kids, after they numb their brains with video games can go to work at WalMart as a greeter. As far as durability, my 03 Explorer Sport Trac @ 123K and my 00 F250 SD V10 @325K. Most issues with cars today are the idiots behind the wheel that can't maintain their vehicles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The truth hurts ... these things have always been beer cans with motors to keep their mileage up and cost down. Now, the problems that have plagued them for years are coming to light ... about damn time!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bring it on.... I cant wait to hear the Toyota lovers talk about this one.

      Please tell me how good Toyota built there cars and trucks....
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6 Rob.. if the truth was known rob i doubt youve had any problems with the NEON...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why try to fight it? Toyota's and Honda's are clearly superior. American trucks and cars are simply not up to the everyday wear and tear. They cost too much, they're poorly made, they don't go 100,000 miles before they collapse into an expensive heap of rubble with no resell value, they break down pretty regularly, and the bodies and paint are very poor. BUT America does have the ability to mak things better. The first step? Get rid of the unions. You listening GM and Ford? American taxpayers should have to subsidize American auto workers and the companies any longer. Tariffs should go. Let the free market rule!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #16

      Not hating, just asking.

      One of the factors I considered before buying my Nissan Pathy over an Eddie Bauer Explorer was trade in value. I evaluated 5 year old Explorers versus Nissans (both top end) and there was a pretty big difference (to the tune of thousands of dollars) on trade-in value.

      Clues, comments, insight?
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