Bob Carter: why Toyota halted American production

Bob Carter: why Toyota halted American production

2010 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL – Robert S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager – Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc sat down with me at the Chicago auto show for a 35 minute exclusive interview.

In this segment Carter talks about why Toyota shut down American production. According to Carter, once a company files a DIR – defect investigation report – you are not allowed to sell product. But why did Toyota halt American production as well as not selling the product?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.