Toyota Problems Hit Sales

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Toyota says its U.S. sales fell 16 percent in January as the Japanese automaker halted sales of its most popular vehicles during the final week of the month.

Other automakers have been reporting stronger January sales compared with a year ago, when sales fell to a 26-year low. But worries about faulty gas pedals forced Toyota last week to suspend sales of eight models, including top-sellers like the Camry, the Corolla and the RAV4.

Toyota has recalled 2.3 million of the vehicles in the U.S. and on Monday stopped production of the affected models. It has begun shipping a fix to dealers and will resume selling the affected vehicles once dealers install the repair to vehicles on their lots. It will resume production next week.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 at 07:49 AM
    Maybe they need to test autos better and not be in such a hurry to get them to the people.I only buy made in the USA.That can still cause problems because so many parts are made in other countries.Many of our old jobs are in other countries to gain high profit off cheap labor.We were better off when everything was made in this country.At least we had jobs.
  • by david Location: lansing on Feb 21, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    yes love seeing that go GM & FORD time to make the break run them toyota markets back across the ocean.
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