May 31, 2006


As I have said before, whenever there is a recall of Japanese vehicles nobody ever hears about it, I seen this from a auto news service I subscribe to otherwise I would have never seen it. It wasn't on the news last night or today, and as for the paper it's on the 3rd page, small paragraph in the business section. Now if these were American vehicles this would be the lead story in the news and on the front page of the papers.

You can not tell me that the media is not biased towards the Japanese car companies and are adding to the myth of how horrible the American car companies are.

Reuters reports that Toyota will recall about one million vehicles worldwide for a problem with steering columns on some vehicles, including the Prius and the Corolla. The company filed documents with the Japanese Transport Ministry in which it said it would recall more than 565,000 vehicles in Japan alone, including versions of the Prius built from September 2002 to November 2005. A problem with intermediate steering shafts and sliding yokes could lead to a loss of steering control in affected vehicles. No further information was available at publication.

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 31, 2006 07:03 AM | TrackBack

Isn't the Prius one of those hybrid vehicles? There's NO way the press would ever report anything bad about them, even if they were American.

Posted by: Ogre at May 31, 2006 09:05 AM

Yes Ogre, the almighty hybrid Prius is being recalled.

I am surprised the article even mentioned that vehicle was amoung those being recalled.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 31, 2006 09:17 AM

The double standard is sickening.

Posted by: jimmyb at May 31, 2006 10:29 AM