Toyota recalling millions of vehicles and halting sales on 8 vehicles

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:26+00:00 January 29th, 2010|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, carlist.com, Manufacturers, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota|

Simon Constable from Dow Jones is sitting in for John Batchelor of the John Batchelor radio show. Toyota is halting sales on eight popular models, and recalling 4.5 million cars. This problem has been known for awhile, but it really came to light when an Officer in Southern California had sudden acceleration on the phone. [...]

Toyota halts U.S. sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:26+00:00 January 26th, 2010|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Lexus, Manufacturers, Toyota, Video, youtube.com|

Toyota thought they had the problem fixed. I know. I talked to Robert"Bob" S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager - Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show and we talked about the accelerator problem. I asked him what effect it had on Toyota's image because of the [...]

How will General Motors pay back their loans?

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:26+00:00 January 25th, 2010|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, GM, Manufacturers, Politics|

General Motor's Chairman, Board member, and now CEO, Ed Whitacre told everyone that they would be paying back the U.S. and Canadian government by June, 2010. GM announced  it's plan to repay it's TARP investment to the U.S. Government., but what does the loan restructuring repayment look like? To understand what they are paying back [...]

General Motors – drama queen no more? Whitacre is CEO

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:26+00:00 January 25th, 2010|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, GM, Manufacturers|

Armadillos love basking in the sun with their tuff shells shining Let's face it, even Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have to get tired of being known as drama queens.  General Motors has been shooting themselves in the foot for years and wondering why they were bleeding. It came to a head in November, 2009. [...]