Toyota hid Lexus Lurching Transmission Hardware Defects fromConsumers

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23 May 2010, 12:36 pm   #1 (permalink)
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:

Default Toyota hid Lexus Lurching Transmission Hardware Defects fromConsumers

"Five months before the new 2002 Lexus ES hit showroom floors, the
company's U.S. engineers sent a test report to Toyota City in Japan:
The luxury sedan shifted gears so roughly that it was "not acceptable
for production."

Days later, another Japanese executive sent an e-mail to top managers
saying that despite misgivings among U.S. officials, the 2002 Lexus
was "marginally acceptable for production." The new ES went on sale
across the nation on Oct. 1, 2001.

In an interview with company lawyers in November 2005, two Toyota
engineers indicated that "the performance characteristics of the
vehicles are NOT related to the software, but to hardware issues,"
according to an e-mail sent by Biller.

But company officials ruled out solving the problem "due to the
complications as well as costs associated with a change from three to
four engine mounts," according to a memo written by Toyota's outside
counsel regarding the same meeting.

The redesigned 2007 ES, released less than a year later, had four
engine mounts.",3565181.story
  Reply With Quote
Old 24 May 2010, 03:08 pm   #2 (permalink)
Bill Yanaire, ESQ
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:

Default Re: Toyota hid Lexus Lurching Transmission Hardware Defects from Consumers

You're back. I thought maybe you got arrested again or you were found stone
drunk in some alley because you haven't posted in awhile. Back to the
negative postings. Don't you wish you could afford to buy TOYOTA?


  Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 pm.

Powered by Yahoo Answers is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.