Saturday, May 24, 2014

Is there a reason....?

The article below, picked up by a 'local paper' pillories General Motors' how come they ignored TOYOTA?

This is outdated and we'll never know the true study determined that only 13% of people ever file complaint....

General Motors was wrong concealing a failure that caused the deaths of 13 people...WHAT ABOUT TOYOTA?

Is TOYOTA writing General Motors' articles to excuse TOYOTA'S conduct?


52. On or about December 10, 2009, only after the floor mat entrapment recall

remedy had been fully negotiated with NHTSA and announced to the public, TOYOTA finally

issued to A-Pedal Company renewed pedal design change instructions to address sticky pedal in

newly produced vehicles in the United States. Whereas the single design change instruction that

had issued for the U.S. market on or about October 5, 2009 (and then been cancelled on or about

October 21, 2009) had called for a “major” change that would have entailed scrapping of old

parts, the new design change instructions were issued as “minor” changes – a designation that

entailed no part number change and allowed for use of old, defective parts until inventory was

exhausted. TOYOTA engineers decided to characterize the changes as minor to prevent their

detection by NHTSA. The newly issued design change instructions were to go into effect in or

about mid-January 2010, around the same time that TOYOTA would be implementing pedal

design changes for models encompassed by the floor mat entrapment recall.


53. At or about the same time that TOYOTA was issuing renewed design change

instructions to remedy sticky pedal in newly produced U.S. vehicles, CQE-J instructed TMS that

issuance of a “technical service bulletin” to Toyota dealers alerting them to the sticky pedal

problem and explaining how it should be remedied for vehicles in the field was “not permitted.”

Under NHTSA regulations, any such communication would have to have been disclosed to


Look sincere and LIE!

65. TOYOTA made inaccurate statements during the course of an investigation

initiated by the United States Congress in or about late January 2010. Consistent with the talking

points described above, but contrary to certain internal documents that TOYOTA had itself

produced to Congress among thousands of other documents, TOYOTA repeated to Congress that it

became aware of sticky pedal in the United States in October 2009, when in fact it had been

investigating sticky pedal in the United States since no later than August 2009.

OK! So TOYOTA lied about floor mats and accelerator pedals....where's the rest of TOYOTA'S LIES?

Where is the following included in the DOJ TOYOTA SETTLEMENT and why the cover up?

 "Toyota's killer firmware: Bad design and its consequences") what Mr. Barr concluded:

>  Toyota's electronic throttle control system (ETCS) source code is of unreasonable quality.
>  Toyota's source code is defective and contains bugs, including bugs that can cause unintended acceleration (UA)
>  Code-quality metrics predict presence of additional bugs.
>  Toyota's fail safes are defective and inadequate (referring to them as a 'house of cards' safety architecture).
>  Misbehaviours of Toyota's ETCS are a cause of UA.