SAME CRISIS, DIFFERENT COUNTRY
Toyota Corolla, one of, if not, THE top selling affordable luxury car on the market, in
October 2010, a man from Merced, California was out driving on Highway 99 in Central
California, when he claimed that his gas pedal was stuck and he was unable to use the brake to
stop the car, except to pull the emergency brake.
He filed a class action suit against Toyota,
saying their car was dangerous and that the company was negligent in their manufacturing of this
particular make and model.
So, Toyota, decided rather than risk peoples’ lives and those of their
families, they would issue a recall of historic proportions, they recalled all Toyota Corollas
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary
Safety Recall involving approximately 740,000 – 2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006
Highlander (non Hybrid) and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles
sold in the United States to address the possibility that a small amount of the brake fluid could
slowly leak from the brake master cylinder, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.
Toyota itself is losing millions upon millions of dollars, but the management of Toyota
has decided that rather than have deaths on their hands they would much rather lose money, than
A heroic decision in my opinion, after all, this company is a company that has decided the
people come before the profits, something you don’t see much in the business world these days.
They are more concerned about safety than anything else.
I want to know, why is it when a
company makes a call that is moral and ethical, why do people go after them with a vengeance?
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