Did Toyota Wait Too Long to Recall U.S. Cars?

Spurred in part by the death of a teenage Toyota driver, the federal government is investigating why Toyota delayed a recall of almost one million trucks and SUVs over defective steering rods. In October 2004, Toyota issued a recall in Japan of 330,000 vehicles to replace the steering relay rods, which the company found were prone to breaking under stress. Toyota did not issue a steering rod recall in the U.S. until almost a year later in September of 2005, when it acknowledged that the rods...Full Story
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